Little Switzerland make delightfully succinct pop-tinged rock music that winds its way around the senses and will have audience members dancing and bobbin’ about in a similar way to how The Maccabees, Foals or Bombay Bicycle Club might.
Having only formed at the tail-end of 2011, things have picked up rather quickly for this cheerful East Yorkshire indie foursome who have shown that they can cope with the big time by holding their own in the past while supporting Mystery Jets. Similarly, they’ll be throwing themselves into the deep-end this coming August as they join the bill at established Yorkshire festival Galtres as support for the likes of Buzzcocks, Ocean Colour Scene and Adam Ant… good on you, lads.
It’s difficult to pick just one stand-out from their short (but decidedly sweet) catalogue – we think, however, that ‘Four Years Time’ and the Alan Raw-approved ‘Chit Chat’ are most instantly accessible (and will possible translate the best out on a big festival stage?). The former employs touching guitar parts and progressive drum rolls for a nice, smooth effect. Meanwhile, the latter effort ‘Chit Chat’ is a little bit more frenzied (still with the progressive indie blueprint embedded), but with the slightest tinge of punk and a strong sense of drive and determination (maybe that comes across most in the lyrics: “You’re bigger than them / you’re a better man” though?) that feed through these summery sounds. All power to Little Switzerland’s big sound!
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