Hailing from London, UK, RAMES is an indie-pop foursome with a reputation for energetic performances and engaging music. The high-paced and infectious sound is a sonic representation of their youthful character bringing old-school indie-pop into the 21st century. Despite being a relatively new group, the lads have received critical acclaim from BBC Introducing, The Sunday Mirror, Amazing Radio, Indie Central Music, When The Horn Blows and Talk About Pop Music. They have also performed with the likes of The Covasettes, Deco, FLOWVERS and The Manatees. The latest addition to their captivating repertoire is the single ‘Won’t Be Long’.
Following their well-received tracks ‘Easy For You’ and ‘She’s Gold’, ‘Won’t Be Long’ is an infusion of melodic guitars, steady drums and smooth vocals. Adopting a fusion of alternative rock and jangly-pop, ‘Won’t Be Long’ is more flowing than the previous upbeat tracks. This does not mean ‘Won’t Be Long’ is a moody, melancholic single; in fact, it is anything but melancholic. Oozing optimism and hopefulness, the melody has a charming, engaging sentiment with a harmonic wistfulness about it.
While the melody is calming, but with some powerful guitar and drum solos, it has a roughness around the edges. Alan Li’s throaty vocals add a grittiness to the track; however, the warmth and soulfulness of the distinctive tone and timbre find the perfect balance between grungy and lustrous. It’s like seeing a beautiful diamond glittering beneath the waves of a velvety river and being completely captivated. I love it!