Graystar are an Edinburgh based indie band with roots in Liverpool courtesy of front-man Dominic James. With a mix of northern soul and a darker style of indie that Dominic exported when he moved to Scotland, ‘Life Support’ is intended to be one of many singles designed to explode the awareness of the band.
The song starts with subtle keyboards and assured drum beat, with a vocal that has the rounded crispness of Strangelove’s Patrick Duff. The song develops imperceptible additions, the sound building up gradually to an interlude that precedes a re-entry to the chorus. ‘Life Support’ is atmospheric and, at times, quite dark and brooding.
We’re all going to have to wait to see how Graystar develop throughout their masterplan of single releases, but hopefully they will all be as intriguing and pleasing as this first effort.