I once described St. Buryan as the perfect combination of Newcastle and Sunderland passions – something the fans at St James’ might learn from – and it was such a good statement that I’m inspired to use it here again.
Whether it’s because I “get” St Buryan, or because they “get” me, this band is one of the most refreshing and enjoyable acts I’ve had the pleasure to see and hear over the past several months.
Regional superiority aside, a song like ‘Forget to Love’ belongs in the national attention of music lovers and is a beautiful combination of rich keyboard-fused guitar work and catchy beats.
Vocally, there’s an indie quality about it, but one which still retains the musical energy and positivity that makes someone who despises indie – that’s me – find it impossible not to sing along to the bridge on only my second listen.
Never let it be said that love isn’t true, and that’s perfectly a way to sum up a song that is like The Kooks meeting Robert Smith, even then if St Buryan start jumping out of wardrobes I probably wouldn’t be surprised.
I’ve also hinted this band should be supporting heavyweights like New Found Glory due to their pop-punk sound, playful overtones and infectious energy – some of that is more present on this track than not – but the beauty of this bands’ back catalogue is that they’re not afraid to experiment with sound.
And for the naysayers’, or those in the band who think I must have been paid by their manager to write such favourable words, I did find a single criticism within this track – it’s far too short.
To listen to ‘Forget To Love’ head to soundcloud.com/stburyanband now or click on the link above.