Indie-rock four-piece The Empire Police have laid out yet another belter of a tune, Dreamboat Picture, which came out earlier this month.
The Lancashire lads released their self-titled debut EP back in January, combining a mix of raw and melodic indie-rock sounds, with influences such as The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines. The EP release got them large recognition, seeing them play a hometown gig supporting INHEAVEN and start gigging further afield.
Setting off with a single drum roll Dreamboat Picture quickly erupts into a dynamic mix of raw bass, harsh percussion and melodic riffs. The track combines powerful vocal hooks, filthy guitars and punchy rhythms giving off an alternative vibe which only makes it all the more infectious.
Frontman Jordao Bassa told us the meaning behind the track, saying: “It’s about a relationship or friendship that’s sort of going downhill fast, you can see it happening and you know it’s inevitable, but you try to see the bright side and get on with it regardless.”
Bassa’s smooth, slightly raspy vocals are the perfect tone as he belts out lyrics like: “Guess it was chaos intertwined with love, I’ve got my hand in glove”. and “She still beats me dry, my dreamboat picture very nearly has capsized”.
Dreamboat Picture not only combines elements of many indie tunes we know and love, but also brings a refreshing, distinctive voice to the scene.
Listen to the track below:
The Empire Police play the final of Last Band Standing at Preston venue The Ferret this Saturday (April 15th).
Jacaranda – Liverpool, 28th April
They’ve also got some huge summer dates planned in Preston, Bolton, Manchester and Sheffield. They’re keeping quiet about these for now so make sure to watch out across their social media for any updates: