I feel that it is definitely a step away from their previous material; though it is every inch as buoyant as I have come to expect from them in terms of instrumentation, there is recognisably an element of frustration within the lyrics that make it somewhat more serious than anything we've heard from them to date. This is by no means a bad thing; it shows versatility, and that they are not just capable of pumping out upbeat, indie-pop charmers but have the ability to produce something different and a little darker. From start to finish the track is defined by powerful soundscapes and shimmering guitar-led storytelling, all of which are accentuated by frontman Sams' mettlesome vocal flair throughout. Every instrument in use is highlighted well, which not only coalesces the immense musical abilities of every member of the band but also creates an atmosphere soaked sound with polished professionalism by the bucketload, plus an authentic and melodic musical vitality.
Listen to 'Coming Up' below: