by Thomas Bedward November 20, 2021
The creative outlet of Dundalk based multi-instrumentalist and producer Francis Watters, Future West have spent the last year-and-a-half writing and recording fresh material with an all-new line up, and today, they’ve shared the first glimpse of their hard work, the brilliant ‘Late Last Nite’.
Locked away in their newly build home studio, Watters and the band have laid the foundation for their second album, ‘Who Will Forgive All My Sins’, which is due for release early in 2022. The first single to be taken from the album, ‘Late Last Nite’ is a fresh, enthusiastic burst of indie energy with a sound that resembles that of a band with the thirst to take any stage they set foot on by storm.
Speaking openly about the new single, Watters shared, “‘Late Last Nite’ was born out of frustration from fear and an internal argument I was having with myself after one too many nights of drinking and staying up too late indoors during quarantine times.”
“I wanted all the sections to flow in a way that a really bad hangover does, yano when it’s coming and going throughout the day and you’re not quite sure where your head is at? Hence, the quiet choruses and explosive second verse and ending. The shimmering, swelling reverberated guitars and overlapped lyrics in the chorus are my attempt at putting one's inner struggle with themselves in their head onto record."
Presenting the live show as a four-piece band and with a speaker full of beats, loops and samples, the band have become renowned for delivering their own unique style of indie-influenced noise-rock tinged with synth-pop and pulsing dance beats.
Definitely a band to watch in the new year, ‘Late Last Nite’ is a last-minute contender for one of 2021’s most invigorating new releases.
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