Review: "Hometown" - The Underclass
"Hometown" bottles anthemic reassurance and pride in their purest forms. Reassurance of your authenticity as an individual and pride for the people and places that made you who you are. The recent single brought to you by The Underclass is both energizing and calming, seemingly crafted for that one song on the festival setlist that will have some emotionally reminiscing and others jumping several feet off the ground. That being said the track makes for pleasant listening in pretty much any situation you might imagine - an indie rock tune that would be a welcome addition to any playlist.
Wasting no time, the five-piece band kickstarts the song with a crash of percussion, guitar, and bass preceding the suitably anthemic vocals by a couple of bars. The driven combination of the drums and bass keeps the song on track, forming the sturdy foundation for the lead guitar to show a range of abilities in delivering enchanting melodies. After the instilling chorus, the song lulls into a stripped-back state of calm as the backdrop for reassuring spoken word before a guitar outro a la Pete Townshend.
Driven by a guitar-centric, uplifting sound, The Underclass is a young indie rock group from Stoke-on-Trent comprised of Jorge Wilson (vocals), Matt Trevor (lead guitar), Dillan Ashton (rhythm guitar), Aaron Smith (bass), Adam Badenjiki (percussion). Having established themselves in their "Hometown", the group seeks to take its penchant for authentic vibes on a journey to share it with everyone who is willing to listen. Have a look at the links below to stay up to date with upcoming releases.
Written By George McSherry
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