SINGLE REVIEW: The Clouded Lights – ‘Night of the Underdog’


OK so while the Clouded Nights might describe themselves as an indie rock band this reminded me of nothing less than Love (a lot to live up to there I know). It’s that slight almost latin swing to the track. It’s the vocals. It’s the mix of acoustic and electric guitar. It’s basically all kinds of psychedelic poppy rock.

It starts in that acoustic guitar, vocals, really nice electric guitar line sort of way. And then the drums come in and it stands to swing. And then it goes all driving rhythm, crashing guitar. This thing is wonderful. And yeah if you had to, really had to, there is slight indie guitar sound thing going on, but you have to listen really hard to get that. I don’t really get ‘moody indie rock’ unless I listen really hard, but then again the gap between some some indie and psychedelic pop is to be honest pretty small.

It’s got a tune in spades, great vocals, fantastic dynamics, it soars, it’s danceable. It’s basically absolutely fab gear.

‘Night of the Underdog’ is availabled on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and all other
major music providers.

The info

Formed on a wet and windy night by four Yorkshire lads with a passion for jangly guitars
and dreamy melodies, The Clouded Lights combine poignant lyrics, sugary guitar licks,
throbbing basslines and soul-shaking drums to create their own unique brand of moody
indie rock.

The Clouded Lights are:

Chris Parkin (vocals)
Jake Cunliffe (bass, backing vocals)
Ryan Swift (guitar)
Tom Heaton (drums, percussion)


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