13 August 2018 (released)
13 August 2018
Birmingham indie four-piece Open Arms have already grabbed themselves a lot of praise and attention, not least through the BBC’s ‛Introducing’ initiative. On the strength of their new single “Honey” they well deserve such plaudits.
There is an undeniable 80s vibe here but, like the equally impressive April Towers, Open Arms bring the spiky guitar work and synth-washes bang up to date. Their music sounds like the best of that decade distilled down into a new and exciting brew.
“Honey” kicks off with some instantly arresting guitar-work before blossoming unexpectedly into a post-pop masterpiece. The melody is simply beautiful. It is the type of song which it seems must always have existed, just waiting for the right people at the right time to give it form.
Open Arms surely have a bright future ahead.