Fabricating disinterest while singing your single, is an art onto itself. Few people can do it convincingly. If you’re from New York, you get a head start. US boys GOWNS find a strange middle-ground between Lou Reed poetic lethargy and affirmative rock action.
“Castles” is built on a steady rhythm and effects-treated guitar straight out of the 80s stadium rock playbook. Melodically this song sets no foot wrong. And, although the twists and turns of it are to be expected, they still hit their mark.
If you’re well down the rabbit hole of indie-rock, you should find adding GOWNS to your playlist to be quite satisfying.