New Music – Sunflower Thieves | Ski Lift

New releases – Sunflower Thieves | Ski Lift

Sunflower Thieves – Sirens

Sunflower Thieves have given themselves a strong justification for their artist title with Sirens. The track is a wonderfully soft, wonderfully natural, powerful melody that feels like the perfect accompaniment to a sunrise.

It’s hard to distinguish one better feature over the other in the track. Instead, each instrument brings the atmosphere into full focus. The tremolo and kick back the intricacies of the acoustic guitar, and a beautifully paired vocal delivery throughout. Even the (and this is very much just assumptive) low accordion riff, whilst being the most abstract of the tones, evokes something new without replacing the beauty of the song. A perfect supplement.

It’s hard to believe that anyone can have a time in their year where Sirens would not be a match to a quiet day. Its ability to feel intimate and yet speak universally is something to admire by itself.

Sunflower Thieves

Ski Lift – I Wanna Be You

I Wanna Be You is the latest track from Londoners Ski Lift – a popping indie track that feels like a joyous shock of electricity to the ears, even with some darker existentialist undertones.

The crunchy, direct electric guitar and drums give I Wanna Be You an immediate indie pop-rock style, aided by the title itself – shouted within the chorus, calling for an audience to do the same – which hints at the usual tale of desire you might expect in a 90s track.

When digging into the further lyrics, and hearing more of the abstract sides of the track, Ski Lift shows a more introspective take on the title’s seemingly clear message – what was once just a tale of two becomes universal. We all want to be the “you” that singer Benji Tranter writes of – something that makes the song’s ability to be gleefully chanted ever so slightly bleak.

Ski Lift

Words by Jacob Rose
Photos: Sunflower Thieves © Sophie Jouvenaar | Ski Lift © Keira Anee

3rd December 2021