The surge in old school brit-pop popularity is evident these days, so where — I found myself wondering — is that old school shoegaze? Right here with Kettering band Neighbour, it turns out.
And don’t think Neighbour doesn’t realize their own relationship with the cycle that is culture. The video for “Darling” features the band members silhouetted against a groovy psychedelic backdrop and lit by images from classic cinema. Now we’re talking nostalgia. The fuzzy blend of synths, guitar, and vocals makes for a sublime melody cradled by the thump of a drum beat that knows just when to spark up and when to settle in.