The County Meath, Ireland - based trio Spearside have this past week released their promising debut single 'Bus Stop'.
Punchy guitar and hard hitting drums make the track engrossing from the get-go. What follows is two minutes of musical assault that left this writer reaching for the repeat button.
On 'Bus Stop', Oisin Walsh of the band said: “I wrote ‘Bus Stop’ when I was 17, it was the very first song I wrote with the idea of starting a band. ‘Bus Stop’ came after months of listening to all the great young Ulster punk bands from Good Vibrations Records. For some reason Ulster bands understand the noisy, melodic guitar-pop thing in a completely unique way. The 70s had the likes of The Undertones, the 90s had Ash. All teenagers, writing great songs. When I was 17 I thought ‘well if they could do it maybe I can give it a go’.”
Spearside are made are made up of aformentioned Oisin Walsh (guitar & vocals), his sibling Cian (bass & vocals) and Dylan Zovich (drums). The three-piece record and produce their music from their home studio which is based around an hour from Dublin.
With their influences ranging from The Byrds to Dinosaur Jr it hard to pigeon hole 'Bus Stop', which is a good thing. The free sounding lead guitar swarms around a song that is ultimately shaped by vocalist Oisin Walsh's vocal. 'Bus Stop' is a standout release and we can't wait to hear more from Spearside.