At first blush it’s easy to compare Machester up-and-comers Larkins to an established act like The 1975. Not only do they share a similar synth-pop sound, they have a hometown in common, and their frontmen know how to rock some curls. But this quartet shows they are coming into their own with latest release “TV Dream.”
A hot take on how romantic ideals have devolved through the generations, the tune sets a joyful tone with its alluring synths and grandiose hooks but is underscored by sobering lyricism throughout. This juxtaposition of ideal and imperfect works in the bands favor, creating a powerful piece that is deep in both sound and substance.
It’s cliche to say at this point, but these lads are assuredly ones to watch for in 2019. Stream the new tune below, grab a copy courtesy of Good Soldier Records, and spread that social love too: