Single Review: The Stowaways – Time for Change

By on Friday, 20th July 2012 at 1:00 pm
 

The Stowaways are another one of those bands that I have a little bit of a connection to. Seeing as one of the members is from my beautifully claustrophobic island of Guernsey. Where everyone knows everyone and if somebody does something notable. Here, chances are you’ll be on the front of the local rag and will be the talk of the town for a good few months. Having had the privilege of seeing these boys live once in Guernsey, it’s a joy to see them doing well. It was obvious years ago when I saw them that they were a group of lads who enjoyed what they were doing. They played for a love of music, nothing sinister, just a love of what they were doing.

Their new single ‘Time for Change’ plays on the strengths of the band heavily. The rhythmic drum beat pounds throughout with a thudding jutting bass line undercutting it. The lyrics may not be brilliantly inventive, telling tales of the standard broken dreams and hearts shattered into a million pieces with a who’s who collection of metaphors and similes. The vocals echo beautifully over the top of the music creating a peaceful kind of soundscape to round the track off.

It may be some time before these boys hit the big, big time and it may take a little more than airplay on Island FM and BBC Guernsey. But they’ll keep playing. They’ll keep smiling and fingers crossed, things will fall into place.

6.5/10

‘Time for Change’, the Stowaways’ current single, is available now. Its b-side, ‘Changing Times’, is available for free download through the band’s Facebook here.

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