British India – I Can Make You Love Me

Melbourne four-piece British India are bursting back onto the Australian music scene with their fantastic new single ‘I Can Make You Love Me‘.

‘I Can Make You Love Me’ is strong pulsing rock from British India, with their marching beats combining with a steady guitar pattern to create a really atmospheric drive to the track. The additional perforating guitar hooks just add that extra dimension to the music. However, like TV, the track should really come with a “caution – contains adult themes” warning, and negotiates some pretty dark territory. Yet I do think ‘I Can Make You Love Me’  captures the deep emotional intensity that Declan Melia’s wailing and scratchy vocals allude to. Likewise, their video plays on the same emotional insecurities, and I like the way it seems to channel childhood favourite book ‘Where The Wild Things Are’.

With British India’s album apparently going to feature some more folk sounding tracks, ‘Avalanches’ is promising to be quite a different and entertaining listen from the boys.

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