New track from Skellums is simple indie melodies with few frills.
Simplicity is underrated. With the variety of styles, instruments and effects on offer in the modern music industry, its refreshing that there are still acts like Skellums that keep things simple and straightforward.
The outfit’s new single If You Have To Leave is your typical indie track, with the standard dynamic shifts, the singalong chorus and an abundance of similes. The track vocally feels like a softer take on The Subways, but with guitars simmering underneath that reflect the same level of intensity and angst.
Skellums is an outfit with little to prove, little willingness to actively do so and a lot of talent that bridges the gap between those two factors. If You Have To Leave is simple, straightforward and infectiously effective.