Sulk – ‘Wishes’

So the Stone Roses have announced a set of reunion gigs , at the very same park that Oasis played their rather uninspiring reunion gig a couple of years back.  Yes, I have bought my tickets and yes I do share that sinking feeling that they will be good-and-I’m-glad-I-saw-them-because-they’re-legends-but-really-they-were-never-going-to-be-as-good-as-they-were-so-it-was-a-bit-of-a-let-down.

However, I digress.  The point of this rambling intro is to highlight an apparent resurgence in the Baggy genre. The announcement of the Stone Roses reunion appears to be the pinnacle of the movement, riding on the wave of a Baggy revival, supported by an array of bands taking a modern twist on the genre.

Elements of Baggy have been prevalent in several new music offerings, with bands such as Pharoahs, Viva Brother and The Horrors injected some Madchester swagger into their records.

Possibly the most authentic though is Sulk, warmly optimistic and adept at mixing Britpop sounds with a modern melodic twist, the threesome are creating euphoric tracks that fill your ears. Brooding and brilliantly ethereal ‘Wishes’ is a laid back track with sun drenched melodies and reverb tinged vocals that help to direct the band in a more original direction other than simply being a replica of the Baggy sounds of the late 80’s/early 90’s.



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