If summer vibes are your thing, then get ready to have a new favourite song. With jangly guitars, sunk-kissed production and relatable lyrics that really pack a punch, Which Way, the latest single from Sheffield band Liberty Ship, has everything needed to welcome in the sunshine with glorious indie goodness.
Which Way combines the classic, feel good Britpop sound with strong vibes of surf rock. The band succeeds in this without the track ever feeling cheesy or inauthentic. Perhaps it’s the Northern roots of Liberty Ship, teamed with the fact that they have been playing together for over five years, but every lyric, chord or beat just sounds passionate and full of emotion.
The track, produced by Ed Cosens from Reverend and The Makers and engineered by Dave Sanderson sounds slick as a pop banger should yet keeps a raw edge that brings the bombastic, singalong feel, all the while avoiding too much overproduction polish.
This is a hardworking band; making the music they love and developing their own sound, whilst not being afraid to have fun at the same time. The band’s popularity on the Sheffield scene comes from their own dedication as opposed to any shallow attempt to emulate those who have come before.
Which Way is a true triumph of independent rock and Liberty Ship should be very proud.