Magazines have been steadily building up a repertoire with their fresh sound, seeing huge support for their recent track ‘Happy Alone’ which included a premiere with Wonderland Magazine and additions to some leading Spotify playlists. The Dublin group are back with brand new single ‘Pink And Blue’ out 13th November, and this latest offering builds further upon their reputation for smart, lo-fi indie.
‘Pink And Blue’ is a must-listen for fans of Wolf Alice and, for those well versed in the Irish music scene, it is giving us Just Mustard vibes with hints of Pillow Queens. The track sets dreamy vocals atop a backdrop of snare clicks and drawn-out guitars, recalling The Cure or even Stone Roses’ John Squire in places. The lyricism is emotive and relatable, transporting the listener to another world with images of “coming off the deep end”. The delicate harmonies subtly disguise a tougher theme, and lead singer Cath Leahy’s words feel bitingly honest; full of longing and always pulling at the listener’s heartstrings.
‘Pink And Blue’ is perfectly balanced in the space between uplifting and solemn, seeing the band hold true to their lo-fi qualities while displaying a continual progress and maturity. Magazines are undeniably a band at their very best and ready to take centre stage.