2013 Preview: Listen Out For – Waylayers

20 Nov

Like our first band to Listen Out For in 2013 yesterday, 2012 was a quiet one for Waylayers, with just the one single out this year, “Magnets” – due on November 26. The guys have largely been locked away writing or out touring the length and breadth of Europe, honing their craft and preparing for world domination* in 2013.

The buzz is already there, all the way back in 2010 they had a track, “Fires”, featured on the glacialy-cool Kitsuné label and each time they drop a new track the buzz blogs and online critics (and us) gush and get all googly about it. Not surprising considering they’re blessed with the ability to write BIG synth melodies and huge soaring choruses, such as those found on “Magnets”. They have a sound that blends underground cool with mainstream popularity and with singer Harry’s Chris Martin-like vocals, you could argue this is what Coldplay would sound like if they weren’t so set on curing insomnia.

We like to think of their time away as akin to Bruce Wayne going off for years to study and train, ready to become the Batman. Will 2013 see Waylayers evolve into a fully-fledged, arse kicking indie-dance combo? We certainly hope so, if they can be more prolific with their releases there is no reason they shouldn’t explode and become as big as their choruses.

* Raising their profile further and releasing acclaimed and popular tracks. We know that Harry is very Magneto in the video for “Magnets”, but we don’t think he wants to rule the world. Yet.

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Read More: Watch: Waylayers-“Magnets”

One Response to “2013 Preview: Listen Out For – Waylayers”

  1. Name (required) December 28, 2012 at 21:33 #

    Yeah. They are totally if Coldplay were any good, they would sound like these. Stupid Coldplay.

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