Armed with catchy hooks and fresh, uplifting melodies, The Toniks are a promising new British pop band (based in Guildford, Surrey) – taking the industry by storm. Established in January 2010, this lively group of five members has raised considerable eyebrows on both sides of the pond!
Their sounds are reminiscent of iconic mod, power-pop and Britpop bands such as ‘The Small Faces’, ‘Squeeze’ and ‘Blur’.
We had a listen to their new ‘’Jealousy’’ download (available from their site) :
“Jealousy” is a briskly galloping song, with a cheerfully buzzing lead guitar intro followed by a piping hot riff – then starchy percussion and lively optimistic vocals. The jousting gear-work (behind the sentiment) is the high pressure on/off feelings of love/hate from the protagonist “The only thing that comes between us … is this Jealousy”
The chorus is a merry-go-round of sumptuous colours, agreeable textures and rippling merriment.
A splendid Tonik for the January doldrums! Go pick it up!
– © Neil_Mach January 20134 –