Bare Traps

BUZZWORTHY Londoners, Bare Traps draw their influences from the likes of Bloc Party to Robert Miles with the end result being a distinctive brand of breezy upbeat indie rock that glistens with a pop shine. 

The four-piece's latest release 'Be Here Forever' extracted from their debut EP was self-produced and mastered by John Davis, who has previously worked with Bloc Party, Led Zeppelin and Arctic Monkeys. The track marks a level of progress since previous tracks were aired. This one's all about giddy riffs and sun-bleached beats. With searching and yearning moments at the forefront, it's a number that even Yannis Philippakis would be proud of. 

Guitarist Luke O'Gorman revealed to The 405 that they have: "A deeper love for dance music than the average guitar band, so the idea of 'Be Here Forever' was to channel that sheer hedonism into the vibe of a guitar song." 

On which they sound like a younger version of Foals circa 2008, 'Every Time' is a math-rock tinged gem and it proves to be one of the band's greatest moments to date. The crowning glory of this track being the jumped-up drumbeat and blissed-out riffs, which is what propels them forward.

Bare Traps are pure sunshine and they contain authenticity in abundance. Their sound is a mix of style and substance rolled into one and we're eager for them to drop more material soon. 

Bare Traps are supporting fellow London-based band Judas at The Barfly in Camden on 29th January. Tickets are £6 and can be bought here

Words Lauren Wade

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