Just over four months ago, Warrington’s Viola Beach died in a car accident in Sweden, along with their manager. The British indie rock band were tipped for huge things, having supported the likes of The Courteeners, and last Friday their latest single, ‘Boys That Sing’, was re-released along with details of their self-titled album.
In a Facebook post, the band’s families said: “We are tremendously proud of everything the boys achieved in such a short space of time. Craig, Jack, Kris, River and Tom shared a huge passion, talent and dedication to music.
“We believe the best way to celebrate our sons’ lives is to release an album of their songs.
“This is their legacy and we know deep in our hearts that the boys would want the world to listen to the music they poured everything into. This was only the beginning for them and these nine songs were written with every intention to be shared, heard and, most of all, enjoyed.
“We hope that it brings you as much happiness listening to it as we know it did to them making it.”
‘Boys That Sing’ is a blast of optimistic, summery indie rock, clearly influenced by the likes of Eliza and the Bear and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Don’t mistake Viola Beach for being a slave to their influences, though; ‘Boys That Sing’ is refreshingly unique, catchy, and promises big things for their posthumous album.
Viola Beach will be released on July 29th.
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