Originating from Birmingham, The Real Cool are an exciting three piece that formed in 2016 and have since supported a number of fantastic acts including Clay and Native People. This week they released their new EP “Wayback” and with this the days of supporting could soon be over as it is nothing short of headline tour worthy.
The three tracks Wayback, Home and Blinds all seem to be entrenched in the same 80s sound but, as the band suggest, the synths and the production are much more noticeably comparable to modern artists like Chvrches or Palmes. The title track Wayback has a wonderfully trippy vibe about it blending mellow synths with a lovely drum section running throughout. The vocals from Thomas are beautifully controlled and the song has a great feel to it that would go really well with a cold pint of lager with a few mates in the back garden.
The second track Home reminds me of a cross between what Coasts are currently doing and what Busted tried to do with their new sound. The Real Cool have found a great balance between mellow and infectious without being too cheesy and that really comes through on this track. The final track was released as a single and has been in the airwaves for a while – the band have a great online following which will be in part due to this song which is the best on the EP. I think it shows off the bands vocal, musical and technical ability best with intricate layers, complex notes and a great overall sound.
The Real Cool have managed to create three tracks of infectious pop with catchy notes and great hooks but managed to do it without being too cheesy. Expect these guys to be touring on big stages soon!