Four piece band Cellos are back with long awaited album “Been Here Before”. Since the release of their first single “Insomniac” back on October 1st of 2021, this album has been on a lot of people’s radar. The group originally got together in the summer of 2019 and back then they were a duo that only consisted of singer/rhythm guitarist Niall Fenwick and lead guitarist Joe Teasdale. They would work on songs that they wrote and eventually came up with their EP “Sea or Sky” and as this grew over the next few months, they asked bassist/occasional vocalist Jack Walker and drummer Harry mason to join and that finalized Cellos.
The album starts off with a song you all know and love, “Insomniac” which is a very straight forward song about the darker side of insomnia and the ways the night can sneak up on you. But there’s also a lighter side to it when you hear it. “Been Here Before” continues with a self titled song that keeps true to their alt indie vibe, the group keeps to a clean and catchy sound that you can’t help but love.
Cellos is a band that you will quickly become obsessed with, they have a sound very much like The Beatles, they keep true to a nostalgic sound. “Cynical” is a classic song about the evils behind a person and all you do is put out your good intentions and that person takes advantage of it. Cellos captures the feeling of betrayal accurately and you can’t help but to feel less alone.
“What’s The Hurry” switches up the album just a bit, it’s a faced paced song that keeps true to the title. You can’t help but to do a mild head bang and bob your head back and forth as the band absolutely kills this song. This is the song that makes you want to see them live so you can enjoy their sound amongst other people.
As the album comes to an end, Cellos leaves you with two songs that have different sounds but similar meaning. “The River” and “Put It On Me Tab, Mate” are the perfect songs to close out the album. “Been Here Before” is far from disappointing, this will be something you will have on repeat because you can’t get enough of it. Cellos is making a name for themselves and you are going to want to stick around to witness that.
Written by Jaye Maverick