SONG REVIEW: Gaoler’s Daughter, St Peter

gaolersdaughterstpeterTITLE: St Peter
BAND: Gaoler’s Daughter
LABEL: Unsigned
RELEASED: May 1st 2013

Back in June, I featured the video to Gaoler’s Daughter’s debut single Cordelia. The London four-piece’s album How To Make Time will be released on August 26th but as an extra teaser, the band have offered up a free download of album track St Peter. The album was funded by dedicated fans which include Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, so it’s something that will no doubt hold an extra special attachment to the band and those who have supported them over the last year.

Having supported the likes of Babyshambles and We Are Scientists, Gaoler’s Daughter may be about to break through with How To Make Time, as both songs released so far have a cool, catchy sound which burrows its way into your head. No doubt they’ll get a lot of airplay with so many DJs joining their following, so be prepared to start humming along all autumn!

gaolersdaughterSt Peter has a drawn out electric guitar running through it with a steady, indie drum beat. Lead vocals not dissimilar to that of Two Door Cinema Club come in over the top and it becomes a great summer tune to blast out of the iPod at upcoming barbecues. Although it’s an upbeat number, there is a darkness instilled in the sing-song riffs and indeed in the lyrics.

A rather ominous chorus suggests that it’s foreshadowing sweet revenge. “Everything you’ve done will come around even when you’re lowered into the ground” is about karma catching up with the bad things you’ve done and going to hell. It’s seeped in religious imagery as the title suggests, depicted by a very cutting tongue which seems to have pure hatred for the subject of the song.

Due to the strong emotions reflected in the song, it’s very powerful and so full of anger but in a chilled and assured manner. It’s not going all out and raining down insults, it’s very matter-of-fact making it a bit of a weird one emotionally. You can download it for free via the band’s soundcloud page.


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