Sahara – Scratch

Following the release of their brand new single “Scratch,” Dundee’s Sahara have earned their stripes to be tipped as ‘up and coming’ in rock and roll style, drawing obvious parallels to bands like The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys.

As far as singles go, “Scratch” satisfies all of the requirements of what a new indie band should be releasing.  It’s attention-grabbing, upbeat, catchy and gives listeners an impressive sample of what to expect from their debut EP due later this month. Guitarist Megan McNally opens the track with an enthusiastic rollercoaster melody before lead singer Adam Campbell comes in with a voice that could smooth out any stubborn wrinkle with his honeyed and clean tone.  The sweet and salty pair continue to compliment each other quite nicely throughout the entirety of the song.  Then there’s the end – a brief and cheeky post-end music break. A clever way to close the song suggesting another chorus but instead it simply ends leaving listeners wanting more.

Impressively the quartet, all of whom are still teenagers, will be appearing at Y Not festival in their native UK this summer, sharing a bill with names like Noel Gallagher, Catfish & the Bottlemen and Madness.