The Blizzards - Buy It Sell It

TC 27/07/2009

Rating: 4/5

Five Irish lads who have been creating a stir on the Emerald Isle, having already supported the likes of Oasis, Kasabian, The Fratellis, The Kooks and The Kaiser Chiefs.

Having worked together for four years, they've been signed up by Island and this is their debut single. You will have guessed from the impressive band list above that The Blizzards are an indie band. If this offering is anything to go by, they are gonna be one of the brightest of the bunch, if we are to be granted a much needed traditional indie revival.

It's good old-fashioned guitar driven indie rock, with a great melody and Niall Breslin's trembling vocal style carries off the morosity of the lyrics to a tee. It rises slowly, falls back away then whacks in a conclusion that makes you wonder how we've survived all this time without Shed Seven (what d'ya mean, they're still going?!).

The album Domino Effect is set for an autumn release and, ahead of that, the band play the V Festival. Mark these guys down for observation, because they might just have what it takes to make the cut.