I don’t know why, but every time I enjoy a pop song I find myself puzzled and confused about it – as if pop music wasn’t mainly made to please. Lightguides, the new signing of Alcopop! Records hailing from Scotland, don’t make simple pop music, more like an easy, lovely blend of alternative indie pop rock, tinged with influences from punk, progressive and folk, with some killer guitar riffs, a slight accent to die for, overlapped vocals; at times charming and playful, at times powerful and raw, their music won’t be getting out of your head that easily.
Lightguides will be releasing their debut album through Alcopop! in summer, following the release of their first single Old Bucket Seats this May. Here’s a free track.
♫ Lightguides: Midget Gems ♫