White Room delivered a hard-hitting introduction with their debut record Eight, which came out this past December and the Brighton- based outfit have been continuously enchanting audiences with their charismatic take on psych-rock. The band never drops the ball throughout the album, when it comes to providing a rousing dose of electrifying music and don’t fall to just being another hazy, retro rock group. White Room are establishing themselves as a band with a real personality due to singer and Mellotron player Jake Smallwood’s distinct, energetic lead and the band’s level of effortless cohesiveness. Take a read below to find out some tracks that have been favorites lately for Jake and the band.
“Before the Water Gets Too High” -Parquet Courts
Instantly hooks you in with what sounds like an Omnichord that never wavers, a very well crafted track.
“L’Etat C’ést Moi” -The Blinders
We’ll be touring with these boys later on this year, the futures limitless for them-one of the tracks off of what’ll be a very influential record.
“Come Into My Sleep” -Nick Cave
Blew our minds at Victoria Park earlier this year, this stuck out. Wouldn’t go missing if it was snuck into the Door’s ‘The Soft Parade’.
“Small Victories” – The Lemon Twigs
We were all very taken aback by their debut record and seeing them live only reaffirmed that initial excitement.
“other voices”- LCD Soundsystem
Any tip of the hat to Talking Heads is likely to get our attention and this does for all the right reasons.
“Only You” -Steve Monite
One from the Archives. Heard Frank Ocean do a cover of this and had to search its origins it was so damn good.
“Why Walk a Dog?” -Jack White
This last album is his masterpiece in my opinion. Scatterings of Zappa throughout and this track is remarkable.
“Tempo” -Husky Loops
Playing a show with these guys in Leeds in October. This track packs a punch.
A personal favourite off one of my favourite records. The synth/guitar melodies are so well crafted. The track sits perfectly between an uneasy yet so strangely uplifting balance.
“Gut feeling” -Devo
Not to hype this too much but it’s maybe the best track of all time. Too much?
Take a listen to White Room’s playlist below and you can keep up with the band here