Nostalgia is in. From wide-legged trousers and middle partings to synths splattered over the latest indie tracks, the world is becoming a mess of by-gone times. Whilst everyone over the age of 25 becomes increasingly wary of what decade is the latest fad, newcomers The A.V. Club are more than happy to jump on this bandwagon.
Inspired by the infinitely popular Netflix show Stranger Things they are on a mission to re-imagine the sound of the 1980’s. As you can imagine their whole vibe is nerd kitsch. Following on from a successful debut EP Youthful Illusions, their latest single Mistakes opens like the introduction cutscene from a VHS and melds into a playful melody to happily bop your head along to.
With this track the four-piece explore a poppier sound, but rely heavily on retro guitar sounds and large synth loops. For anyone familiar with alternate ‘80s impersonators Deco, this is sure to be a big draw. However for me it doesn’t engage the same excitement as previous single Over U or inspire the contagious rhythms of Real Love.
Highly touted by Radio X and featured on BBC Music Introducing, The A.V. Club are undoubtedly a band to watch as they refine their identity and carve a unique noise for themselves.