Scotland has invented many things, battered Mars bars, Haggis and the likes, but the latest invention to come out of Scotland is the Indie-rock quintet, The Vistas. Rife with catchy hooks and pop-punk-esque guitars their new EP ‘Last Train’ is a sure fire hit with fans of bands such as The View, Lower Than Atlantis and Arctic Monkeys.
Packing a punch with their initial track ‘Hold you’ the heavy baseline is sure to capture your attention with it’s upbeat melody with a dark twist and thumping drum beats – despite following the traditional indie-rock recipe, they definitely add their own heavier twist that’s sure to appeal those who like their music with a darker twist.
Radio friendly ‘Advocate’ hits a more playful note, with sassy vocals and incredibly catchy guitar riffs that are bound to get stuck in your head after only one listen, cheeky and bubblegum sweet with a rock and roll twist gives the album a further lift, brought gently back down by an instrumental piece, leading into the very gentle ‘Questions,’ heartfelt, harmonious and very pretty indeed brings everything crashing down to a much slower pace.
‘Maisy’ continues the indie-rock theme with a classic indie feel to it, with an almost Brit-pop twist that falls back to old school vibes, building up to a slick, catchy poppy chorus, culminating in one of the many quiet moments on this roller coaster of an EP before being hit with the main guitar solo. Closing with ‘Class A’, has a feeling of closure to it, building up to an intense and heavy ending.
All in all, this is definitely a solid first EP from the Vistas and is one to watch for fans on Indie-rock!