Pistols At Dawn - Fugitives (Single Review)

Pistols At Dawn – Fugitives (Single Review)

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Pistols At Dawn have released their final single of 2012 “Fugitives” taken from their debut album “Tarnation”  which was released earlier this year.

“Fugitives”, showcases the bands’ signature sound: stripped back instrumentals and lead singer Dan’s sleek yet rough vocals contrasting with the strums of bass and intricate plucking of the guitar – a melancholy echo of the deceased legend Kurt Cobain’s classic “trippy” voice, wouldn’t you agree?

The visuals also compliment the overall production of “Fugitives”. A black and white set filmed by Stephen Pook depicting a couple on the run. The background movie creates an eerie and unnerving vibe but at the same time strangely addictive – to the point where you’ll find yourself unable to resist clicking on more and more tracks on their YouTube channel. (well I was!)

The band itself is formed of Dan Mclachlan (lead vocals/guitar/keys/beats), Jim Calverley (bass), Matt Ball (drums) and Dave Williams (guitar). Together they create a strong-as-nails band, as the vocal and instrumental choices work together exceptionally well to not just bring great music, but also a story.

Claire Stapley