Coastal Cities is a five-piece – Declan Cullen, Will Clark, Lewis Slade, Sean Semmens and Dan Hardy – from High Wycombe, and they are all around 16 or 17, self-described as “snotty boys”. Heh. They met each other at school and were determined to make some lighter music in contrast to what they’ve been hearing locally, which they consider too heavy. In the case of ‘Thinktank’, their debut single, it’s mission accomplished. Very upbeat and fun, ‘Thinktank’ is definitely shows the youthful and endless energy coming out the pores of this band.
Not only it has really catchy lyrics (“This is a thinktank, this is a thinktank!”), it also has really distinct guitar lines with an intense beat throughout the song. The sweet music is accompanied with some sad, sobering lyrics – not all that uncommon in the world of pop. And if people can relate to the words and dance to the song at the same time, why not?
Coastal Cities was previously featured on a ‘BBC Introducing…’ programme and it’s not hard to see why: ‘Thinktank’ is a promising single from such a young band. The band will release their second EP, entitled ‘Transgression’, on 6th April and a tour will accompany the release.
‘Thinktank’ is out now.