This week’s new music act is another local band I caught live recently and with such a great live set with a marvellous sound, they were instantly another band that needed writing about on here. The band I’m talking about is alternative indie/rock four piece Demographic, hailing from Barnsley, these guys are popping up on plenty of shows around South Yorkshire at the moment, getting their sound out there and making a name for themselves on the local scene.
Above is the track ‘Superficial’ which from the very start has a catchy melodic undertone to the rock and indie sounds found running throughout this. The verses are a quieter affair with the occasional guitar moment and calm drums that just keep a simple tempo before choruses where cymbals crash, guitars squeal with their high pitched notes and there is a rhythm that makes you want to dance. While ‘Out Of The Blue’ opens with slightly fuzzy electronic strums before melodies and rhythms run riot complimenting the vocal runs and afflictions which again creates a track that is perfectly catchy. Lyrics to this one are typically Northern with talk of having a cup of tea, eating crisps and having a beer, a nice reminder of just how down to Earth a lot of bands that have come out of Yorkshire can be.
The band started out in 2010 and since then have built up a strong fanbase along with many plaudits such as being called one of the best bands in Barnsley. Their sound is very much influenced by acts such as The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Little Man Tate and The Cribs and that alternative and Northern take on indie really is very prevalent throughout their tracks and their live shows.
Having played not only plenty of shows over the years but featuring on many festival bills such as BOMfest, Coalfields and Live In Barnsley, they really do have more than enough experience in the live setting and that showed at their recent slot of the opening night of Yorkshire Unsigned night at The Rocking Chair where I first saw these guys. With an EP and an album ‘8493’ to their name already it seems as if things can only go from strength to strength for these Barnsley lads.
Check out ‘Out Of The Blue’ taken from the band’s debut album below: