First Play Friday // ‘Blame It’ – Marlow

In case you missed it, I started a NEW music series on the blog a few weeks ago (not that I’ll ever forget the original series Music Mondays!) where I show off a new or upcoming release I’ve been listening to.

Previous tracks include ‘I Did It To Myself’ by Dakota Jones, ‘Powerhouse’ by Stranger Girl, ‘Safe Bet’ by Cucamaras, ‘Fall Away’ by Rowdy Outsider, ‘The Absence of You’ by Islas , ‘I Only Party (w my Baby)’ by SLUGS and ‘Watching Cartoons’ by La Luz.

For the eighth post of the series, I’m spotlighting ‘Blame It’ by Marlow. The Eastbourne based indie five piece show off their dynamic indie sound with a track that is full of jangly guitar, twinkling synths and raw vocals.

From the opening line, the raspy vocal takes the listener through the lack of communication in relationships and how people try to avoid responsibility by shifting the blame and coming up with excuses.

Guitarist Joe explains that the track “has a sort of feel-good melancholy and embraces a juxtaposition of emotions and feelings… We really enjoy instilling a sensation of nostalgia”.

The juxtaposed single is full of feeling and the guitar, synth and drums complement each other perfectly to communicate a lack of communication but also a sense of fun.

The track is energetic, fun and, despite having a wide range of influences, the band have an original sound.

At a time where we find ourselves looking back on the past, the U.K. five piece bring us a track that is full of fun and nostalgia. The best music comes from the heart and that is certainly true of this track.

© Photos: Samuel George Photography/ Audiotrope, 2021.

The track ‘Blame It’ is available to stream on Spotify .


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**This track was sent to me via LPR Agency. I was not instructed to review this track and all thoughts on it are my own.

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