A lot of folks have had to turn to new techniques to get their music out there, which is where popular producer Rory Attwell comes into help East London outfit Cross Wires. The group, known for riotous live sets, had some live recordings of a handful of new tracks before the pandemic shut the world down. Attwell was able to use his wizardly tricks and create a new single, which will certainly have the band on your radar. At times, they sound like harnessed Hot Snakes, the rhythm section pounding as the vocals howl atop the mix. Still, when it comes down to it, the chorus and some of the early vocal moments hint at this rising pop sensibility, thus making me a steadfast supporter. It’s like ballsy rock you wanna scream to with your friends…so get to it.
There’s something animalistic about the way Cross Wires pull of their brand of pop. The chords are scuzzy, and the drum work just rolls the song right along; it’s executed with such an infectious urgency that you won’t be able to pull yourself away. Soft “has” in the faint distance only make the track more memorable, stuck in your head for the rest of the day. These Londoners will release their new mini-album, Living In a Radio City, on December 8th.