The Xcerts - Do You Feel Safe?
Max Flintoff 03/04/2008
The latest single from Scottish band The Xcerts opens and I start to hope and pray that this isn't just another indie band. Luckily they're not. The Xcerts might just be one of the most musically talented bands around, using a clever mix of breakdowns in the up-tempo beat with harmonies between the instruments and the singer's highly powerful and emotional voice. This is made even better by the singer's Scottish accent, and we all know that Scottish accents magically make some songs better.
The Xcerts frequently slow their music right down, keep it low then build straight back up. That is something that makes this particular track an instant crowd pleaser along with easily memorable lyrics that scream to be sung along with. This is then helped further by the fact that the song is highly vocal led, the voice is obviously the lead in this music as opposed to just an afterthought. In short this music is simply brilliant and I sincerely hope that 2008 is going to be a great year for them, it's brilliant to see a band that use the raw power of music to create such highly emotional and inventive songs.
Release: 7th April 2008 on Mannequin Republic