It has been a couple of years since the English indie-rock out-fit Echotape last featured.
Currently finalising details for the release of the EP This Could Be Anything. The first track to surface, which itself will be made available as a stand alone single on the 22nd of September – Forget It – is of more summery disposition than music of theirs previously featured.
The English alt-rock band Echotape release the single We’ve Been Dreaming on the 25th.
The single is a more whimsical journey than much of their work as Echotape embed a folkiness to We’ve Been Dreaming, though they do retain their distinctive bounciness which finds itself with interweaving between multi-voice choir giving the track an intriguing sound.
Percussion jogs along cheerfully whilst around gently surface acoustic and electric guitars and the bass steps back from the space for much of the almost three and three quarter minute track and it is due to the easing in and out of the various elements in We’ve Been Dreaming that gives it its impressive composition in a piece where vocal forms the focus of attention.
There is enough for those who are already fans to recognise, whilst marking out slightly different territory that will captivate others as Echotape provide a tenderness in We’ve Been Dreaming that isn’t often exposed.
The London, England, alt-rock quartet of Marc Burford, Daniel Morriss, Dan Bowman and Mike Burford who form Echotape have regularly featured over the past year, so it seemed appropriate to get back with a full overview.
The music bounces out of the speakers, wrapping the listener in the springing steps as Echotape combine grumbling rock with rock ‘n’ roll giving the material a powerful presence, whilst infecting the mind with positivity and the legs with footsteps. The quartet don’t leave their audience out of the delivery process of the sounds as many of their tracks feature anthemic chanting opportunities to join in and regardless of location, you will find yourself becoming involved.
With a string of releases behind them and regular live performances both in the UK and internationally Echotape have an established and growing fan-base drawn from a wide spectre of music fans. It is their ability to make the listener feel good about life, whilst creating music with gumption that marks the creations of the quartet a pleasure to always keep coming back to hear more of what they have to offer.