Welsh indie rock band The Cradles – Joe Norman (vocals), Kieran O’Brien (guitar), Luke Haines (bass) and brothers Toby Andrews (guitar) and Declan Andrews (drums) – are one of those bands who you instantly feel familiarised with and that’s probably due to the plethora of influences you can clearly hear after a few seconds of listening to one of their tracks.
The five-piece look the part, sound the part, and are ready to give 60s rock and roll the revival it deserves.
Their latest single ‘Ideal Girl’ is swarming with a mixture of 60s and modern day influences; from the Beatles to Queens of The Stone Age, all the way up to The Last Shadow Puppets, it’s all in there.
The track kicks off with a great great little surf-rock riff before lead singer Joe Norman comes in with his classic Northern twang reminiscent of that bloke called Alex Turner you may have heard of…
From start to finish, this song is an absolute banger and one you will have playing on repeat for days. Check out their video for ‘Ideal Girl’ as well and you’ll probably have to do a double take – no its not The Beatles, although they do a bloody good impression of them. Well done lads.
‘Ideal Girl’ is out on March 25th 2016 via Solva Records.