There is something epic about the sound of new South African indie band Irvine. Maybe it’s because they’re something of a throwback to a time when rock was less processed and micro-managed – when it wasn’t so much a genre as a state of mind.
Back then, rock music wasn’t packaged and whipped into shape, it was free to be what it was – noisy, energetic, fun – and it’s those things that Irvine are bringing back with their debut album.
The single above is just a taste, as is the live video below. But, having moved to London to make an impact in the UK having won huge support in their home country, they have every chance of doing just that.