Creeping over the green rolling hills of Wales comes the debut single Little Games from Melancholic indie-rockers The Adelines. Filled with reverb-drenched guitars and softly spoken lyrics – sung with a slightly boyish twinge – there is a surprising and refreshing sound from this female-fronted indie band. This is a fine slice of British indie-rock, heavily focused around the intricate guitar work – the way all good indie should be written, but so often isn’t.
However, the ever-present, droning rhythm section leaves much to be desired. By plodding along through the track, it becomes too stereotypically “Indie”. With some variation within this department, this track could be something particularly special
Lyrically, this record is very thin on the ground, but that only lends to the simplicity of the story being told throughout. Lead singer Jennie Morris’ refreshingly different voice lends itself well to the track, giving the listener something altogether different from just another indie band, with another female vocalist.
This is by no means going to be a summer-time floor-filler at Indie clubs up and down the UK, but it is an excellent first single, displaying the abilities as songwriters that the Welsh quintet clearly possesses.