Accrington band Lanterns’ ‘July’ is a beautiful homage to the month, bringing plenty of sunshine to keep you warm all winter. It’s chilled and powerful, making for pleasant listening.
‘July’ features the staple jangly indie-pop guitar tones you’d expect from a summer anthem, and they’re raised up to a higher level by a quality bassline. The riff in the verses is gentle and melodic; perfectly relaxing but never presents danger of drifting into background noise.
The aforementioned power is all housed in the vocals, with frontman Dominic Collopy showing off an impressive range which reaches its peak in the chorus, but is equally as fantastic in the slower moments where the track breaks down.
‘July’ may be the archetypal summery tune, but its appeal lasts all year round. If you need a new track to brighten up your day, this may well be one for you. Lanterns have a really tight and professional sound, and I can’t really fault this track. If all their output is up to such a high standard, this coming summer could be a big one for the Lancashire lads.