Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter
Here tonight with a little bit of that infectious indie pop. Wild Cub feel so very standard fare indie with their use of “80s-inspired synth” and plenty of great guitar hooks, builds and beats. The lyrics are catchy and well-written but the vocals while not falling flat are like another instrument with limited range. It’s the same way The National can only sing in melancholy; that kind of mix works perfectly for Wild Cub because you really appreciate how well the instrumentals are crafted and how well the voice ebbs in and out of the driving tracks.
All in all their current/reissued album Youth is a full album I’d like to recommend. It’s certainly been helping me through the grind. Thunder Clatter has been their most successful track to date but my other favorites are Colour and WIld Light. I also have a feeling Max would dig the Phil Collins vibe of Wishing Well.