Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Single Review - Nieves - Straight Line

Straight Line  is the first track available to download from Glasgow newcomers Nieves.  A beautiful song which draws heavily upon the Scottish indie/folk tradition and tips a nod to the established hierarchy therein but still retaining that bright spark of originality and form which bodes well for this duo.

Brendan’s vocals narrate a tale of hope in adversity with a flitting combination of raw emotion and anxious desperation over Herre’s stark and engaging piano accompaniment before guitar and back beat move in and signal a moving on.

This is a fine song and a finely crafted first offering and a delivery which has us all waiting eagerly for more from Nieves. Their self titled debut EP is due for release this month and if you can't wait then you can catch them on Saturday 8th November at The Record Factory in Glasgow as part of This Feeling in association with XFM.

- Bobby Motherwell

Nieves - Straight Line  is available to download for free via Nieves' Soundcloud and from the below embed.

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