The Indian indie band Yesterdrive revealed their latest track – Control on the 26th.
It has been over a year since they made available new material and a delight that Yesterdrive have surfaced with new music for those of us who don’t have the opportunity to see them live.
Control contains all the essential elements of their sound with instrumentation and synths blending in to each other, which in this instance they have mixed to produce a distinctly Scandi-indie dance driven number.
It is a year and a bit since the Indian indie-rock quintet Yesterdrive were introduced.
The latest track Dread – by Yesterdrive finds them in the anticipated springing footstep as the two tightly strung damped six string guitars pirouette around each other, enhanced by the electronic gadgetry and accompanied by a stretched larynx, are counter balanced by the bass and percussion leaving the listener with nothing to do other than dance around in joyful unison as the pitches meld with easy touch.
Yesterdrive, do not seek to threaten the audience with mendacious soliloquy, rather tempt with sugar coating, at this, they are deft exponents. The just under five minute Dread has taken far longer to write about than it lasts, due completely to joining in with footsteps around the office ending breathlessly at the keyboard.
Yesterdrive is Molee Lollen (Lead Vocals / Guitars), Liem Ngadong (Bass / Backing Vocals), Haggai Rongmei (Lead Guitars / Backing Vocals), Sachin Shahi (Drums) and Kabir Jamatia (Synth / Sample / FX) an alt-rock band originally from Arunachal Pradesh in India, now based in New Delhi.
Smartly shaped sounds flow across the room as Yesterdrive deliver music which resonates of the past and present. Through the combination of electronics and instrumentation the quintet is able to infuse layers of textures to their music.
Whilst the material resonates of the past this is not music for the history books as Yesterdrive speak of life in 2014 inside melodic structures which float like spider-webs in the breeze. The tracks sit easily on the ears as synthetic notes are left on extended play, whilst sharply pinned strings and percussion mark out the territory. Whilst there is little recorded out-put to report on, what is available finds a band who knows how to write and compose songs.
Only a year into their existence Yesterdrive make for an engaging band whose development will be interesting to follow and I wish them the best for the future.