Little Red: Waiting / Wait Is Over
For a Limited Period Only: Download Waiting for FREE HERE. (320 MP3)
Waiting / Wait Is Over’ is the second succulent single to be taken from Melbourne’s rock ‘n’ roll revisionaries Little Red’s debut album ‘Listen To’. It follows hot on the tail of the recent success of ‘It’s Alright / Coca-Cola’, which quickly built them a fan base of tastemaker luminaries, including BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Radio 2 stalwarts Radcliffe & Maconie, and XFM’s John Kennedy, and also found a home on the XFM playlist, and as BBC 6 Music’s breakfast show ‘Record of the Week’. Session invitations on the table from XFM and Absolute add to the eager anticipation for their very first UK shows in November.
The AA single is another tasty double helping of ‘instant-vintage’ pop from the band that effortlessly blends genres from rhythm and blues, reggae, soul, funk, doo-wop, and garage into sub 3 minute singalongs.
With ‘Waiting’, Little Red offer stunning imagery of the girl-chase, like an updated prom-style teen movie, “sweaty palms, I lose my calm beneath the disco ball”, and teeter on the edge of losing control, “I’m so tired, she’s got me wired, but I don’t know what on!” It’s all harmless fun, but delivered with deadly intent. The band’s music is quintessentially direct & simple, but, somehow, like all the best bands, they still have time to drop 8 bars of instrumental at the top to give an instant & instinctive feel for what’s to come. It’s like the fine art of storytelling, offering a suspense & mystique in their delivery, never hiding a necessary detail when the time is right, & never overselling their yarn.
On ‘Wait Is Over’ singers Dom & Tom share alto & baritone leads respectively, backed by the band’s trademark super-sweet four-part harmonies! Lyrically, ‘50’s romanticism combines with the contrasting emotions in building relationships as the two swap lines. “I was feeling at the end of my rope” becomes “I feel all my troubles are gone…all that’s left in the past, we’re together at last.” Despite the band’s backyard dwellings they rap with the syncopation of urban brothers, delivered with a natural rhythmic soul that’s like Phoenix with their happiest song to sing.
The 7″ single is limited to just 500 copies worldwide and features artwork from the incredibly talented UK illustrator Paul Blow (http://www.paulblow.com).