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Vogel Town - Single Review: Sludge City

24 Apr 2022 // A review by Andrew Smit

Interestingly Vogel Town's new song Sludge City begins with an automated telephone voice, and then a street argument which is soon accompanied by a very groovy walking bass line, quickly growing from just a couple of notes to a broad melody of its own. At first the only addition is some nice, nonchalant drum fills, but as the background street noise fades away, the introduction of vibrant reverberating guitar strums adds a final element that completes the ensemble perfectly, and altogether this provides a very cool bluesy vibe.

The percussive arrangements are playful and complimentary to all the expressive bass and guitar work, where the tippity tap of hi hats, cymbals and snare snaps raise and subside as the feel of the track dances around the brilliant bass line. Once the terrific walking bass line has a break, the vivacious guitar takes the lead with its luscious reverb filled strum and lead work adding a satisfying final element that is best described as a very colourful and clean classic surf sound.

In the end Sludge City is layered with growing multiple guitar arrangements which expand the track to a stunning finale of brilliant guitar riffs and licks. Overall the track is dreamy and charismatic, its feel and groove is infectious and fun, and thanks to all the expressive guitar work is no way deficient due to its absence of vocals.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Vogel Town

Vogel Town is a two-piece indie-alternative band from Wellington. Andrew Roberts is on the guitar, and Aaron Mody is on the drums.

They've leaped on to the New Zealand music scene with their debut single, Sludge City in April 2022. This record is an energetic instrumental that has a loud sound, funky riffs, and molten melodies that make you want to get out of your seat and have a boogie.

With more unique and experimental tracks in the works as we speak, Vogel Town isn't showing any signs of slowing down.

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