Scottish pop-rock 3-piece PAGES’s second single, ‘Black and Blue’ is big, synthy and features themes of obsession and consequences amidst its anthemic intensity.
After some time off due to the situation of the world, the band are back with their biggest
sounding song yet, produced by Westlake Studios graduate, Joseph Schmidt. Influenced by the likes of Royal Blood and Muse ‘Black and Blue’ is a guitar/synth driven rock song with mature song writing and tons of attitude.
Having formed in June of 2019, the pop-rock outfit have already supported the likes of Scottish favourites, Dancing On Tables, and The LaFontaines, as well as BBC Introducing and DIY favourites, Llovers. Aside from this, they have also had the opportunity to headline Aberdeen’s The Lemon Tree, as well as headline their own 4-date Scottish tour in their first phase. Now they are back, after 18 months of isolation, with the intention of picking up where they left off both in terms of gigging and frequently realising music.
One of ‘Black and Blue’s finest attributes is its growing intensity that culminates in a triumphant final chorus. The classic rock elements give it a grounded feel that’s hard to pin down. The rhythm section’s tightness marred with the synth riff creates an eclectic experience only achievable by brilliant alt rock. Strong performances from the trio have helped define the band as a standout in Scotland’s rock scene and with plenty more brilliant songs on the way there’s never been a better time to start listening.
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Reviewed by Ciarán Coleman