No strangers to acknowledging their working class upbringing and shining a light on social and political issues in the North, Newcastle four-piece The Strands aim to have their voices heard via new single Made of Art.
Speaking on the track, the band explain “It is whole heartedly putting yourself on the line. Showing your appreciation and admiration for another person. We come from a small town called Sunderland. A place which is known for its disreputability. Our message is that we, like most other young people, want our voices to be heard amongst the crowd. We don't want to be associated with bigoted and distasteful ways of thinking that surround our local area”.
The Strands’ take on indie pop is easy to listen to, easy to love and furiously infectious. Filled with gripping hooks, thriving rhythm and captivating melodies, the four-piece have got themselves a firm grasp on creating crowd pleasing, tightly produced indie-rock which no doubt will see them on festival stages within the next couple of years.