You would expect something great to come from a band who have performed with Snow Patrol, The Ordinary Boys, Turin Brakes and Brendan Benson. Well, Bauer deliver on those expectations. The band display a lot of talent with the perfect balance between futuristic, breezy and serene tunes.
If the soothing vocals of Guy Garvey from Elbow and the vibe of Spector were to have a baby, it would be named Bauer. I believe that is a great combination of attributes for a band to have.
Bauer have delightful tracks with soaring melodies that will enchant people within their first listen. My favourite song is Starting Again. The synthesizer in the track is pulled off in a very classy way; it adds a charm to the song, but it’s not overpowering or in your face. Guitar is nicely present with its euphonious aura delivered by their guitarist, Michael Reed. The lyrics are also light and eloquent;
“Remember how we stood in the rain? Feel as though we’re starting again, it’s gotta stop now. Feel as though it’s starting again.”
The changes their vocalist Greg Matthews creates with his voice make a light yet powerful song that satisfies the listener. Every time I hear it, I wait for him to sing “I’ll never let go” in the first verse, just to hear the beautiful shift to his voice.
There is also another version of Starting Again, which has more of an ethereal and almost trippy feel to it. To listen to this version, check out Track 3. To hear the single and divine vocal performance, take a listen to Track 1 here:
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If you’d like to hear more tracks that Bauer have to offer, then take a look at their SoundCloud and enjoy! Also follow the band below on Twitter and Facebook to get more information on their debut album which is coming soon!