by Thomas Bedward July 16, 2021
Throughout the last few years, we’ve heard hundreds of bands making their debut and starting their careers, but none have done so with as much passion, promise, or vitality as Wincanton trio Blood Red Rose. After first making their mark in the closing months of 2020 with their debut record, the band of Paul, Kim, and Luke have continued to push the boundaries of their dark indie sound, carving out a legacy of timeless electric guitars, sing-along hooks and stomping drums that all flow with unstoppable, eclectic energy.
Today, the band have continued to impress, delivering another chapter in their ever-evolving legacy that perfectly capitalises on the slow-burning success of their sophomore record. Titled ‘Moving On’, the band’s new single sees them delivering a cathartic blend of heavy shoegaze and expansive, textured dream pop. Armed with expansive guitars that howl and burn, the band work quickly to shape the new song into an enduring cathartic anthem.
With a strong, unwavering style that shines with elements of Primal Scream and legendary indie acts like The Stone Roses and The Cure, ‘Moving On’ is undeniable proof of Blood Red Rose's abilities and calibre. Highlights abound in each chorus, with the band kicking up the tempo and shifting gears, delivering a nuanced sketch of calling melancholic tones and resolute, almost triumphant refrains. Amongst the melee, the band push some wonderfully textured lines, confronting the fallout of bad relationships and the struggle to move on.
No matter how many times you listen to ‘Moving On’, lines like “everything I do is wrong” and “I won’t be here for long” stick with you, ensuring that the single earns its spot as one of Blood Red Rose’s most defining.
Available now on all major platforms, ‘Moving On’ is easily one of the band’s most prominent and essential releases of their career so far.
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