This week's indie pop hopeful
The Rumblestrips were tipped in the BBC Sound Pole at the start of the year to be one of the bands of 2007. With their festival calendar filling up by the week there's certainly a good chance you'll hear their music over the coming months.
The hugely popular 'Alarm Clock' saw them enjoy airplay from the likes of Radio 1 and Virgin, alongside 6Music and XFM and 'Motorcycle' could be every bit as successful.
It opens with a sinister sounding drum role, which gives way to a melodic brass intro that prompts the accompanying blurb to draw a comparison to Otis Reading. We're also told that 'Motorcycle' is like David Bowie in his prime. Just as well this is highlighted as you'd be hard pushed to make such a connection, it's more likely you'd think, here's another typical 2007 indie pop song. Not that this is a criticism on this occasion for 'Motorcycle' has enough of a catchy hook and plenty of tempo changes to keep it interesting throughout.
For me on the strength of two singles and an EP the jury is still out as to whether the Rumblestrips will go on to join the British alternative music elite as many industry experts have been predicting. What is certain is that they've come up with a second solid single that will ensure they continue to draw the crowds at a festival near you this summer.
'Motorcycle' is released on June 4.