On the 8th August, our favourite DIYPOP group from Leeds ALLEYWAYS released a new bop in the form of release ‘Rude’.
Keeping their signature style, ‘Rude’ features ALLEYWAYS famous hazy synths and their own take on an ’80s/90’s inspired sound.
As Dougie’s signature vocals take the forefront, we hear him telling the story of every relationship having its hiccups and struggles, yet through this stronger bonds are built.
With emotion, he sings “I just can’t stop loving you” and I don’t know what it is, but that stuck with me. It’s a lyric that when the song has finished, it will still resonate with you. Maybe it’s a song based on true events, or maybe it’s theoretical – but either way, the group has created a refreshing new tune – a love song with a twist, and I’m here for it.
I think everyone will find this as a standout moment, but Stu Whyte’s saxophone solos scattered throughout ‘Rude’ are truly astonishing.
Dougie comments: ‘With Rude, we wanted to combine our more indie roots with our new more poppy style. The message of the track is our take on a love story with all its imperfections in a clear view. Live it’s one of my favourites, the energy it gives off bounces right back to us on stage and I can’t stop bouncing.’
ALLEYWAYS are proud to be an unsigned band from Leeds, with no help from labels or management they’ve hit the ground running with numerous impressive support slots for the likes of Cassia, Glass Caves, and Fickle Friends. Having already had airplay from BBC Introducing, I have no doubt that ALLEYWAYS will be making noise for many years to come. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these guys.