By Vasco Dega
Scottish indie rockers Retro Video Club’s EP ‘Situations’ is here, featuring the high-octane new lead track Breakup Songs, as well as the slow acoustic single, Save Me to finish off the collection. Pushing their traditional guitar-driven bluster further with each release, the Edinburgh-based group go from the soaring vocal distortions on Faking to the riffing distortion of Boys Like Me, while the two new singles show their ability to create both breakneck rock tracks as well as more down to earth ballads.
Speaking of the EP, the boys said: “Situations is the story of a relationship cycle. From Boys Like Me, the initial chat-up lines, Break Up Songs and Faking, the aftermath of a broken down romance, to Save Me, the final stages of grief and finding out just how much it really meant to you.”
Meanwhile, the new lead track takes the idea of grief and turns it into a high-flying rock and roll hit, as the group states: “Break Up Songs is two fingers up to sadness, and a dedication to moving on from a toxic relationship and working on yourself.”
Bursting out of the Scottish music scene with a string of singles in 2018, Retro Video Club have equipped themselves for the stage with these new tracks fit for stadium crowds. Having already toured with icons like The Libertines and The Kooks, the band are on a meteoric rise of the indie rock scene.