Hauntingly wistful basslines and effervescent hooks are present from the word go, but what really captivated me were the brisk and exceedingly soulful vocals of frontman Tom. It's a forceful and extremely memorable debut release, with lyrics (and a very infectious chorus) that become implanted in your brain and within your very soul; to make such an impact is rare with me... it sometimes takes me a fair few listens to really 'get' new music, but I loved this straight away. RALE are defined by dynamic, post punk and new wave soundscapes, with a refreshing 80's tinted edge. I was mesmerized from the very first listen, and the track has been on repeat ever since.
'Sprinkle With Rust' is out now. Check out the official music video here: