MARLOW is an energetic, new alternative-indie band from Sussex, UK. Consisting of Freddie (vocals), Joe (guitar), Archie (keys), Seb (bass), and Liam (drums), MARLOW has been making waves along the south coast and in London ever since their journey began under a previous name. Their sound is reminiscent of British artists such as Sam Fender, Blossoms, and Nothing But Thieves, while also nodding to some American acts, namely The Killers and The Strokes.
Having signed with NS&A Management in 2020, the band released their debut single, “Different Lives,” late last year. The song received support from BBC Introducing prior to the release and the band’s rapidly growing audience is eager to hear more of their music. Never fret, though, as they just released a brand new single last week. And this one is a sonic masterpiece with its vivid imagery and nostalgia factors which draw on inspiration from Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, and REM.
“Pasadena” is a glittery indie rock track that brings listeners along for an emotional journey as the lyrics follow the frustrations of a failing artist. The sparkly guitar strums that open up the track create a welcoming atmosphere and then a radiant backdrop for Freddie’s crooning vocals. Freddie paints a picture of the monotonous routine the artist faces as the chorus begins – self-reflective questions flank the lyrics as electric guitar chords complement a quickening pace and an intensifying tone. The cheerful instrumental swells to include the entire band suite as listeners are met with more pensive thoughts. The triumphant swell gives way to a soothing stripped-down backing that’s focused on a keys solo, giving listeners one more chance to reflect on the lyrics and the message that were delivered throughout the track.