Stand Atlantic - Fear

Stand Atlantic

Newly minted, Stand Atlantic’s ‘switchblade’ is an interesting mix of the familiar and the new. There’s the precision style and the stuttering moments that we all know and love, but there’s something altogether more stompy about this single.

It all starts with palm-muted guitars and Fraser’s vocal, the verse is tight and the chorus is anthemic, but that rocking beat slows things down for a powerful punch. It’s got a certain feral vibe, both sonically and thanks to the lyrical violence. The solo is a majestic assault of notes, lasts about eight seconds, and exits stage left, pursued by the chorus.

The lyrics are pretty relentless in this song, conjuring images of sweaty crowds chanting along to the anthem. This is a great big new single from Stand Atlantic and their forthcoming album is beginning to take shape.

Watch Stand Atlantic – switchblade

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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