Manchester quintet release uplifting melancholic slab of pop perfection
Every week we are bombarded with adverts, blogs and recommendations about which new bands to get excited about, what established bands have just released their best album since that last great album and who on the live circuit deserves our hard earned money for an hour in their presence. Most of the time it’s just hyperbole.
On their recent single Blood Science, Manchester’s Affairs have taken a tired genre, electro indie pop plays and made it vibrant and exciting again. Blood Science sounds like a mixture of Alt-J and Wild Beasts covering Madonna’s Express Yourself in an ethereal synth drenched chill-pop style, it doesn’t just get stuck in your head, but it screams for repeat plays.
Blood Science’s lyrics are about two brothers. One is travelling life at break neck speeds and being successful, the other taking is savouring the present so much that he is being left behind. And who says pop songs are boring and formulaic?
Affairs are being championed by XFM’s John Kennedy and 6Music’s Tom Robinson for ones to watch in 2015. If this isn’t enough reason to get excited about this band then I don’t know what is!