Scottish synth-pop four piece Rebel Westerns have released their hook-laden single Atomic Blonde, out now via Depot Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.
Exploring themes of relationships, infidelity and the in built human desire that often propel us to make self destructive decisions, the indie-pop Edinburgh band manage to strike the right balance between contemporary pop music and the kind of neon tinted 80’s new wave that would have Molly Ringwood shaking her hips.
Encapsulating the very best traits of the band, Atomic Blonde opens with snapping drum beats playfully interacting with popping bass lines, lifted by soaring, melodic vocals and combined effortlessly with the uplifting sounds of synth dreamily washing over you.
Comprised of Dominic Thomson (vocals, guitar), Callum Munro (bass), Glen Gordon (keyboard) and Daniel Garvie (drums), the four school friends formed in 2014 after spending a number of years in various bands who were prevalent on the Scottish music scene. The decision to join forces was justified instantly with the band picking up support from the likes of Dermot O’leary’s BBC Radio 2 show, Amazing Radio, Jim Gellatly, The Scottish Sun, The List, Clash Magazine, EQ Music and Little Indie Blogs as well as playing sold out shows at King Tut’s and Cabaret Voltaire.
To celebrate the release of Atomic Blonde Rebel Westerns will be playing La Bell Angele in Edinburgh on 23rd September and will be following up the release with another single in November.
Atomic Blonde by Rebel Westerns is out now via Depot Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.