Words by Tim Hakki @TimHakki
It’s been an age since a debut single has arrived from a classic indie band that makes you wanna leap out of your seat fist-pumping enthusiasm out of every orifice. Thankfully London’s Factory Seconds are here to provide with the revitalising beauty of ‘Caught in the Layers’. ‘I’m a bad drunk’ sings Katie Wilkinson to a backdrop of sophisticated new wave influenced instrumentation, sounding like every emotional train wreck of a night ever. Her entire vocal line is one giant hook, the guitars bleed heartache, and the whole thing sounds like Free Fallin’ for a new age. This is huge. Our thoughts go out to her - this song was written in recovery from a mental breakdown, but my does it feel like she’s triumphantly found some kind of catharsis.
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