‘It’s a triumphant combination of blazing soundscapes, electrifying melodies, and inexhaustible talent.’
Intro to Boxteles
Boisterous 3-piece indie-rock band ‘Boxteles’ have release their new single ‘You Can’t Fall in Love for The Sake of It’ (out 19th Feb) and it’s definitely going to wake you up! Comprised of Tom Bedford (Vocalist/Guitar), Ryan ‘Ry’ Smith (Guitarist) and Alex ‘Rex’ Richardson (Bassist), there’s no doubt that these three Yorkshire lads certainly know how to make a chart-topping track. Equally, with this track having already been handpicked from the BBC Introducing Uploader and premiered on BBC Radio Leeds, it seems ‘Y.C.F.I.L.F.T.S.O.I’ has caused quite a storm, even before today. If that doesn’t scream talent enough, this will also be their first release since signing to new record label Caos Music Limited. Brimming with catchy hooks, and driving rhythms, it’s an unforgettable release that deserves to be heard, and heard by the world.
Not even a second after you’ve pressed play on this latest track from Boxteles, you are hit with a roaring instrumental of pummelling percussion and shrieking electric guitars. Certified to ignite that fire deep in your gut you can feel yourself growing with energy and force. Within milliseconds it’s an absolute arsenal of sound that already has you hooked. Now that’s impressive. But before you can fully comprehend the scorching instrumental that’s left you gasping for breath, you hear a melody forming too. A melody that depicts virtual sonic heaven for the old indie faithful.
Pulling back the reins on the domination, as this melody soars, a bassline that’s been buried in the background kicks in. Slow and pumping, it penetrates its way through the track, seamlessly winding together an undercurrent of ringing, throttle-tinged guitar licks and pounding tom infused grooves. To say it’s a joyous head-banger that’s sure to get any listener on their feet, get their heart racing, and get them singing to the rooftops is no exaggeration.
Working in true indie-rock style, throughout the track the vocals are ever-saturated in grunge-esque undertones. But, in offering perhaps more than most, a cheeky, playful attitude shines through leaving you dumbfounded by the talents of lead singer Tom. Accompanied by a chorus of voices, which add depth and harmony, you can’t help but want to sing along with the boys, blaring out each word as it comes and goes. To be honest, you find yourself truly loving it, and not just for the sake of it.
Pushing the strength of the vocals further, lyricism sodden in earnest phrases constantly plays a key role in the track. Lines such as ‘she came to me like a fading dream, when I was ready to go’ and ‘the night unfolds like a summer rose, and I was under your spell’ scream the essence of meaning so emotively. Wonderfully ironically though, while the theme is that of meeting someone on a night out and trying not to move too fast, your internal energy continually increases to near bursting point. But then what else would you expect from a track that’s a triumphant combination of blazing soundscapes, electrifying melodies, and inexhaustible talent?
Sounding like it truly deserves a place in the charts, ‘You Can’t Fall in Love for The Sake of It’ is an absolute must have in your playlist.
Feature by Emmie Norton