SO WRONG SO RIGHT
Today (Friday 19th August) saw Scottish alternative pop-rock trio PAGES release their much anticipated new single; ‘So Wrong, So Right’.
Originally hailing from Aberdeen but basing themselves between Edinburgh and Glasgow, too, the band are enjoying a growing presence in the thriving Scottish music scene and way beyond having a large fan base as far afield as the USA and Japan.
Heavy, distorted rock sounds navigated in a pop-style realm that the ’80s would’ve been proud of is how you could describe PAGES blueprint. While a fusion of influences such as Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys and The Killers have inspired them collectively, what you get from the combination of frontman Matt Fraser’s vocals, guitars and keys, Alistair McKinlay’s guitars and Jack Lovie’s drums is something quite sensational.
The three-piece’s DIY, no-barriers approach to recording both together and with their producer in the United States has allowed them to sharpen their skills and bank a neat body of work.
Although they have so much more to bring to the table, their career to date has many standouts such as supporting The LaFontaines, HYYTS, Voodoo Bandits and Dancing On Tables. They’ve also headlined the famous Lemon Tree in Aberdeen and have put on their own headline tour.
‘So Wrong, So Right’ starts off slow with an almost eerie synth beat and booming bass riff that’s quickly mimicked by a heavy distorted guitar. It’s loaded with hard rock sensibilities, pop tones and mellifluous vocals throughout. The track is without doubt an anthemic, crowd pleasing tune with its thrilling throwback vibes wrapped up in the excitement of something that is altogether brand new.
The track was recorded and produced by Joseph Schmidt, in the United States.
PREVIOUS PRESS ACCOLADES
“Pages bring a precise, high-level alternative sound. Their exhaling profusion of synthesizers and heavy riffs create irresistible and atmospheric layers of sound behind epic vocals. IT’S OBVIOUS! Rock ‘n’ Roll is more alive than ever.” – Roadie Music Magazine
“Slick, Synth-led pop-rock is very much PAGES domain.” – Record Weekly
20th August – Aberdeen supporting Dancing On Tables
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Review by Sally Newman