Local indie-rock four-piece The Receivers are back with their latest EP There’s More To The World.
By Graeme Smith
The EP comes off the back of a UK mini-tour and a single premiere for EP opener Leave The Right Marks on Steve Lemacq’s BBC Radio 6 Music show.
The Receivers have a clear rock style, evident from the first few riffs of Leave The Right Marks. ’90s indie guitar meets ’00s melancholic vocals, layered with harmonies in the chorus, all driven by urgent drums and bass. The guys have been consistent throughout their short career but the maturity of their sound grows with each release.
Track two Saturday was released in March as a teaser for the EP and has a somewhat more laid-back sound with valleys of chill opening up between the peaks of riffs.
Throughout There’s More To The World, The Receivers tell simple vignettes of being young and part of a modern society. Saturday is about carefree weekends All Your Friends calls out a horrible (fictitious?) friend. That’s What They Told Me is about the pressure to conform to the rat race life which feels increasingly futile to their generation.
Rimshot feels like the best example of the spirit of this EP and indeed contains the title line “there’s more to the world” tackling the idea that your local area and the people you know when you’re young shouldn’t define you. It’s a simple but powerful message made all the more astute by the number of people that seem to be forgetting that nowadays.
Grand Central completes the story, a tale of running away and cements The Receivers as a growing rock band with a strong narrative.
There will be a launch party for There’s More To The World at Fibbers on Sunday 5 May and the EP is available on CD, 12” 180g vinyl and all streaming platforms from Friday 3 May via Vinyl Eddie Records.