Twin Atlantic fans, get on Copper Lungs immediately – you might just find your favourite band. It’s easy to see why this Dundee quartet have drawn comparisons to Glasgow’s finest – both ply a similar brand of anthemic alt-rock that makes a wonderful use of that distinctive Scottish brogue.
But, as new EP ‘Reverie’ shows, Copper Lungs are more than just mere copies. While largely straight-up rock, they bolster their sound with chiming indie and pop – ‘Fire’ carries a bit of Two Door Cinema Club to it, while the driving ‘Magic’ and the title tracks are slightly reminiscent of Catfish And The Bottlemen.
It’s a great sound for them, and while ‘Reverie’ may only be a meagre three tracks long, it drops some heavy hints of a greatness that Copper Lungs will be in possession of very soon. For such a young band to have found a distinctive sound of their own so early on bodes incredibly well, and that it’s as great as this hardly hurts.
‘Reverie’ by Copper Lungs is released on 23rd October on Thin Hippo Records.
Words by Luke Nuttall(@nuttall_luke)