There are a fair few bands experimenting with the indie rock sound at the moment, and it’s not always easy to stand out amongst the sea of sounds. So it is a credit to the Drones that they have crafted their own niche, marked their territory if you will, in the crowded world they find themselves in.
Havaliah is a varied release, at times frantic and fast paced, like The Minotaur, at other measured and serene, like Cold and Sober. Their sound is loosely progressive – they craft energetic soundscapes, not the ambient kind.
The songs might not be to everyone’s taste, but then great songwriting often isn’t. It might take a couple of listens to get used to it, but once you do, the beauty unfolds.
We’ll definitely be keeping our eyes on these guys, so stay tuned to Music Feeds over the next few weeks and we’ll bring you a complete interview to find out what goes into making an album like this.