Sprit Oil have a new fan in Harry Hammond
SpiritOil’s debut single release Veins is the song that I didn’t know that I needed on my playlist this Autumn. Released on 1st September, this single truly showed that ACM Guildford’s very own SpiritOil are here to rock your socks off, so be there or be square!
Veins is a slick yet emotive alternative rock banger which simultaneously conveys the promiscuous attitude of The Darkness alongside all of the unapologetic swagger of the White Stripes and Royal Blood with its bawdy, riffy choruses and driving, drum and vocal-led verses.
Singer Cameron Day’s voice harks back to British indie hit factories such as Alex Turner and his ferocious bass playing is underpinned tremendously by drummer (bless him) James Starkey.
All of this dark deliciousness is topped off by jagged and awkward guitar lines which really juxtapose the smooth and controlled bassline and drum beat but could not be any more effective in filling the higher frequencies in this song.
I implore you to go and see this hard-hitting alt-rock duo at your next possible opportunity, which just so happens to be at the Boiler Rooms in Guildford on 30th October 2023.
If opportunity is a revolving door, SpiritOil has blown the door off its proverbial hinges with Veins. They really do make quite a lot of noise for half of a band.