Since seeing RedFaces live last month, I haven’t been able to stop listening to them. Replaying song after song, which is kind of difficult (and probably a nuisance to housemates) when they only had three tracks available. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hard to complain when the tracks are nothing short of brilliant indie noise, but they always leave you wanting more. Fortunately, this want has been met in the form of the band’s new single ‘Messed Up Feeling.’
Listen to ‘Messed Up Feeling’ here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1WkwrH95zGtea4BJ8MA527
After teasing the release of the single via social media, ‘Messed Up Feeling’ was finally made available for fan’s listening pleasure on March 16th and has no doubt broken a few replay buttons since. The track stands out from their other singles ‘Wise Up’, ‘Kerosene’ and ‘Take It or Leave It’ by having a more modern indie vibe. Whilst the band’s sound has thus far been notably more old school indie rock inspired, ‘Messed Up Feeling’ hints towards a slightly different approach to the genre but is still undeniably a RedFaces original. The slight change in sound could come from the fact that the track uses a combination of the band’s indie and R ‘n’ B influences, fusing to create something more simplistic than their other songs with more of a focus put on bass and drums, but that is not to say it’s not worth a listen. On the contrary, ‘Messed Up Feeling’ is a creative, catchy tune compressed to under three minutes and is just another reason to keep supporting the band on their rise to the top of the charts.
‘Messed Up Feeling’ has arrived just in time to begin that all important festival prep on the lead up to the summer and RedFaces are one of the bands joining 2018’s summer festival scene. With shows planned for Liverpool Sound City and Y Not Festival – among others – make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see the band perform live!
Review by Skye W. Winwood