Coming out of Melbourne is Alex Watts and The Foreign Tongue, whose have just released their new single ‘This Haunting’.
‘This Haunting’ is a cracking listen, due partly to the way the band draws on a pastiche of genres to create a warm, fun and unique sound that the band refers to as ‘jangly rock’n’roll’. The beats and electric guitar patterns, particularly in the introduction are so indicitive of energetic indie rock, yet the initial slow tempo really helps give off this folky vibe. Alex Watts voice could have been plucked straight out of the Nashville, it is strong, quirky and just has this characteristic country swagger to it. I just love the sliding guitar riffs and the stop start beats towards the end of the track are a particular highlight. Its the kind of track that offers a little something for everyone, undeniably enjoyable.
Following on from their solid 2011 EP ‘Desperate Love’, Alex Watts and The Foreign Tongue have taken big steps in further developing their unique ‘jangly’ sound, ‘This Haunting’ rocks.