Arising from the ashes of former band Salvador in late 2019, its fair to say that Widnes 4-piece band SYFTA have had an explosive time in recent years despite the obvious restrictions, including sold out shows in Manchester, Liverpool and London, as well as a support slot at the esteemed o2 Ritz.
SYFTA are no strangers to the scene having achieved previous radio play with the likes of BBC Radio Merseyside and XS Manchester, John Kennedy’s prestigious X-posure show on Radio X and international airtime on KXFM in Los Angeles!
SYFTA is comprised of frontman Harry Whiston (Vocals), Joe drake (Drums), Jake Gregory
(Lead Guitar) and Olly Turtle (Bass Guitar).
The likeable four-piece consistently deliver arena-filling indie anthems awash with memorable lyrics and indelible riffs, making them a force that it is impossible not to take notice of.
SYFTA as a band have cited that they take on many musical inspirations in their own music including drummers such as Chad Smith and Stewart Copeland, vocals from the likes of Alex Turner and Jamie T and bands such as Foals and Viola Beach.
Ending what has been a tough year for live music, SYFTA drew a line under it all with a huge main support slot at the iconic Parr Hall with The K’s.
SYFTA are now back with their latest release, ‘Jasmina’.
‘Jasmina‘ is a track that sees a new side to the band with its almost Americana-rock inspired vibes. There’s a definite undercurrent of Johnny Cash mixed with a shoegaze element. There’s strong guitar riffs and retro indie tones in abundance. The music of SYFTA is both powerful, anthemic and emotionally fuelled. You just can’t help but be drawn in by the catchy riffs and sing along choruses.
Front man Harry Whiston has said of the inspiration behind the track;
“Jasmina is a song about feeling stuck in a hole in life but having someone who you are willing to do anything for to make the relationship/situation work. It’s a song to reassure that person that you’d do anything for them. There’s a lyric “I’d break my skin” meaning you’d literally bleed for them if you had to”
The track was recorded by Jono Tringham at Allo Sound Studio in Widnes and mastered by Grammy nominated mastering engineer, Robin Schmidt.
The official video to “Jasmina” is out now and features none other than Megan Wyn as the fictional ‘Jasmina’ watch the video here now.
Words by Sally Newman