Theme Park – Two Hours
Sometimes, all you need is a hook. Theme Park should know all about this, because their new single contains an absolute monster of one. The new song, the first to be taken from their debut album, due later this year (yep, you can officially start getting excited now), is called Two Hours, and has that much replay value that you could find yourself listening to it on repeat for that long, without much difficulty. It’s one of the finest indie-pop songs I’ve heard so far this year: the interplay between the bass and drums reminds me a lot of Arcade Fire and similar bands with epic ambitions; the overall feel of the song draws comparisons to New Order as well, but this is a sound the trio are striving to make their own. Two Hours deserves all of the praise it gets, as the band have come on considerably from the release of their debut single in August of last year. It doesn’t rely on anything else other than that amazing hook, opening up and revealing itself over three minutes, with an interesting, and extremely unexpected electronic diversion taken as it draws to its close. It would seem they’re not afraid to take risks either – and that’s just what they need. Their ascent continues unchecked.