The sterling public service that is provided by BBC Introducing often throws up the occasional musical gem. And it should, Introducing gives unsigned bands and artists an opportunity to acquire the kind of regional or national airplay that commercial radio stations would rather consume their own sugary vomit than offer. With more than 100k artists registered, the creative side of the music scene in the UK has never been in better shape. Even so, you’ll still need to comb your way carefully through the tracks on offer to find something that stands out, but in this case, something has REALLY stood out.
Sonic Fallout describe themselves as a Glam/Punk band from Wood Green influenced by the Sex Pistols, Roxy Music and Roy Orbison. A complex blend, for sure, but upon hearing their expansive ballad ‘Unless it takes forever’, we’ll suggest that there’s an awful lot more fusing together and splitting atoms. The single, originally put together in 2013 but receiving well warranted attention now, certainly channels the aforementioned Orbison and Ferry, but listen closely and you’ll pick out The Teardrop Explodes and Orange Juice in their confident pomp. The sound is a magnificently overblown canzonet which could easily have been meticulously honed by Phil Spector or Scott Walker, as comfortable on your turntable as it would be soundtracking the latest Bond epic.