Father John Misty won’t like me telling you this, but there’s a growing market for indie-folk with hook big enough to turn the stadium lights on.
The Light The Heat could soon be one of the biggest bands doing this. They’ve certainly learned from their predecessors, Vance Joy or Mumford and Sons, and they have the hooks that always seem to put them on the brink of securing the summer’s smash single.
Some could accuse them of pandering to popular taste. And, yes, they are, but so did Boston, the Knack, and Collective Soul, and their legacies survived and their work is appraised appropiately. What we’ve been missing is the subtle, catchy folk tune I’ve been telling you about.