It’s been just over 6 months since Harbouring Oceans debut single release ‘Enso’ (you can see what we had to say about it here), and since then the band have been taking the their time, building their fanbase and really working on their craft. That work is all starting to pay off!
Halfway through their set it’s clear that the band already have the guts of a very strong album. Not only that, but they are TIGHT! Like really tight, their songs are full of ridiculous rhythmic stops and stabs alongside drastic yet fluid dynamic changes.
I’m not quite sure how to define this, there are elements of pop, rock, jazz, R&B, country and a dollop of funk. Some of the vocal harmonies are straight out of backstreet boys territory (in a good way though!). This is pop-rock with real substance.
Anthemic at its core, sometimes uplifting, sometimes heart wrenching, these songs are built to be replayed. It’s only after multiple listens that you get to fully appreciate everything that’s going on in these skillfully layered compositions. Watch out, when they release a full long player you won’t be able to escape it.