What does it sound like?:
Coasts are a band of romantic dreamers. This, their second album, is helplessly in love with the girl, the wonder of nature, the ringing of a guitar, the transportive nature of rock music, the power of a big chorus and the notion of a stadium full of people affirming life together. It is uplifting, anthemic, soaring music designed to fill a large space.
There are five of them in a classic rock quintet; guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals. They met at Bath University in 2011 and, initially, they rehearsed in a church crypt. They are young, good-looking and enthusiastic. The writing is slick and direct. Sample lyrics, “Take me home where the sky is glittering gold,” “close your eyes and see the fire run wild” and “hold my hand and we’ll walk the horizon.” Their innate niceness is embedded into their sound, rather like a naive U2 before the earnest politics, the tax dodging and the preaching on how to save the world.
Their fans adore them, they rock the house and their ambition has no horizon. However, how is their dream matching up against their reality? The debut didn’t shake the » Continue Reading.