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Rebel Westerns are a five-piece alternative pop band from Edinburgh that consists of Dominic Thompson, Ewen Ramsay, Callum Munro, Daniel Garvie and Glen Gordon. I got the chance to speak to lead singer Dominic about the band and their upcoming single ‘Nightdrive’.

Firstly, I was curious on how the band compose their songs. Dominic told me that initially he would write the backbone of the songs, chord structures, lyrics and melodies. Then after that, the band would complete it by writing their own parts to give the songs their traditional alternative pop sound. Dominic also told me that while growing up he was a big fan of pop music with artists like Whitney Houston and Fleetwood Mac always playing. After hearing songs like ‘Trouble’ and ‘Bad Wolf’, Dominic’s pop influences are worn on his sleeves with very strong hooks – especially in their new single ‘Nightdrive’

When it comes to lyrical content, Dominic explained, “It’s always good to have ambiguous meaning behind the lyrics because writing from a very personal perspective can cause exclusivity with meaning that’s become hard to relate to.” When talking to Dominic, he told me that “the best songs are the kind that pair dark lyrics with an infectious chorus”. I couldn’t agree more with the guy, and with this new single they hit the nail on the head.

The song starts off with keys and guitars with a rising crescendo that leads into a dreamy riff – which can be stuck in your head for days. Straight off as the first verse hits, the song gives you a vibe that you’re driving through California at night time. Dominic also told me that the song has been described to sound as if it was in the game Grand Theft Auto, once listening a few times it really clicks. Although it is a pop song that are normally stereotyped as having awful lyrics most of the time, I can happily say that Dominic tore that stereotype into shreds with this song, as well as previous songs like ‘Trouble’. The lyrics come across as if they’re about not getting enough from the one you love – that’s just my opinion – and have a very Alex Turner approach to them. The song sounds very atmospheric, and if they do shoot a video for it they should consider a lot of smoke with bright lights for the verses. The song is definitely a song for fans of The Killers, with its heavy keyboard elements and staccato type vocals. As the song progresses there is a guitar solo with a killer tone and then the chorus comes back round once more with a counter melody in the back ground. Overall the song was great with crisp production by Mark Morrow, I can’t wait to hear more music from Rebel Westerns.

Written By Jake

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