Adelaide-native indie pop band Sword in Stone have released a retro styled performance video for their song “Hey Marianne” that gives off strong Beatles vibes. Check out the song below:
Going into this song, I was expecting something indie and perhaps lo-fi. But after the first listen, I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the mix, which brings out the lush sounds of each instrument and places the vocals in a nice pocket. The songwriting follows the structure normally found in pop songs, though there are some interesting choices made, such as after the first chorus where they decide to let the chords ring for a bit, which adds a nice break from the beat. There are a lot of interesting guitar licks within the verses to keep things fresh, and the solo adds to the overall entertaining atmosphere of this track.
“Hey Marianne” is overall a head-bopping, easy going, harmonious song that is sure to put you in a good mood. Lyrically down to earth, and visually enjoyable to watch, Sword in Stone is a band you can just tell is having a blast whenever they are performing together, and that feeling rubs off the viewer well. The clean tone of the guitar, the foot tapping rhythm section, and catchy vocals by Adam Horwood all blend to present a pop anthem that is sure to be a staple on many listener’s summertime playlists.
Sword in Stone are continuing to put their hometown Adelaide on the map as a place where upbeat tunes are being produced. We look forward to seeing what comes next from this band. Check them out at their upcoming gig in Adelaide, South Australia, on the 11th of February at the Jade. To keep up to date with Sword in Stone, check them out on YouTube and Facebook.