Oceans offers a consuming subtlety, even at its loudest – its eighties synths and riffs echoing that of The Drums, particularly Jonny Pierce’s heartbreaking vocal hybrid of love and loathing. Despite providing an intelligently written and seamlessly inducing track, look above and you’ll notice I’ve already mentioned comparables to four other bands. That’s not to say Coasts aren’t notable and Oceans isn’t worthy of attention – they are, and it is; nonetheless, Coasts will have to bring more to the table on their forthcoming EP if they’re to break free of these easy comparisons.
That being said, the band has certainly done enough to invite interest and for Coasts to already carry a sound beyond their years is as impressive as it is inspiring.
Words: Simon Herriott