This past year has been magnificent for The Modern Strangers. We covered them last year in our Artist Spotlight article and since then have flourished greatly. With two singles this year so far, the anticipation of their debut EP ‘Meltdown Mechanics’, and their signing with BMG, the band are raring to go and take on the scene.
They’ve nailed something often missing from the indie scene. Fun upbeat bops of an alt-pop style seems to come totally naturally to the boys and their new single ‘Nothing on You’ is no exception. When it first opened, ‘Nothing on You’ almost sounded like the intro to a Flight of the Conchords song, then it kicks in. A catchy hook that’s reminiscent of 90s alt-pop and Britpop before delving into the band’s funky vibes they’re becoming so well known for.
Between melodic choruses, fun loving bass riffs, and good vibe beats to match, the band nail everything perfectly. They know their sound and show it off perfectly.
They explained that: “Archie was playing around with the chord pattern and we built it up from there. We came back to the tune earlier this year and decided it would fit perfectly on the EP.
“‘Nothing On You’ is about someone who thinks of themselves quite highly and would happily dismiss real love for someone who couldn’t offer them anything emotionally, but could book a first date at the top of The Shard.”
The Modern Strangers have welcomed a whole host of shows, from their own headlines, to support slots in the NME award’s shows. This year the group are playing various festivals and shows including The Great Escape.