Post War Years are a glorious mess of contradictions. The group’s new tracks are simultaneously complex and epic, fuzzy and clear, and all underpinned by polyrhythmic beats that could start a party pretty much anywhere. ‘All Eyes’ features big bad drums and a memorable synth line, ‘The Bell’ begins with militant beats and evolves into a synth-laden slice of dancefloor-friendly magic, whilst ‘Be Someone’ is the Balearic-tinged sound of late summer lounging.
It’s a long way from the days of playing “standard garage rock” in Royal Leamington Spa, where they started. Chess Club Records pulled them out of obscurity after checking them out at the End of the Road Festival, and when the DIY label released the house-inspired track 'Black Morning' the press started to stir and the band soon self-released their first album ‘The Greats and the Happenings.’
After drawing inspiration from the electronic scene whilst touring Europe, Post War Years “came back and started the new record. It was like a new beginning.” Over the last year and a half the band have been working with producer James Rutledge on the material for the second album ‘Galapagos’, creating songs bursting with an explosive sense of sonic freedom, yet tied together by a strong pop sensibility. For these four old friends, the next 12 months look set to be as mind-bendingly bright as the colourful music they make.