Now, this, this we like, it’s the latest track from Inheaven, sure it’s huge and anthemic and seems almost tailored made for some fist pumping sing -a longs at festivals! But it stays on the right side of bombastic and crucially has real heart. It reminds us a little of The Skids colliding with The Arcade Fire, there’s a driving rhythm and squalling chiming guitars which swirl around a tune that berates myopic small town attitudes and closed minds. It’s the sound of disaffected youth, of bruised romantics, but there’s a sense of hope, of discovering the bigger picture. Inheaven may be a tad f**ked up, but they’re not yet totally f**ked off!
Bitter Town cements the band’s burgeoning reputation after their previous tracks Slow and Regeneration impressed, well… anybody in possession of fully functioning ears and a beating heart. They co-headline DIY’s Neu tour in October alongside The Big Moon and Vant. Hopefully will catch them in Liverpool.
October 1 Nottingham Bodega
October 2 Bristol Louisiana
October 3 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
October 5 Liverpool Magnet
October 6 Manchester Night & Day Cafe
October 7 Edinburgh Electric Circus
October 9 Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
October 10 Newcastle Cluny 2
October 12 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
October 13 Brighton The Haunt
October 14 London Dingwalls