Artist: The Smallest Creature
Genre: Alternative Rock
“Reboot”, the new single from the Cyprus based alt-rock power trio The Smallest Creature. Stefanos Marnerides takes up the vocal duties with Iacovos Stylianides on drums and Stephanos Nicolaou on bass guitar. The single is part of their upcoming full-length album and so far it sounds pretty interesting with just the right mix of Radiohead style melancholia and U2 level upbeat grooves.
If this song is any indicator for the rest of the album I wouldn’t hesitate to give it a try. At four minutes and twenty seven seconds it neatly achieves what it has set out to do. The video for this single is an ingénue in itself. Harkening back to the cinematic feel of the music videos of the 70s without the hyper fragmented feel of the post 90s alt-rock videos.
Musically, the song is strong. It’s got simple chord play supplemented by drums that balance and keep the structure up and the songwriting has moments of poetic elegance. The vocals are also fairly top-notch and the recording has the polish and markings of high production.