Bute are making a statement with debut single, ‘Can You Hear Me?’

After being thoroughly entertained by Bute’s stage performance a few months ago during their support for RedFaces, I have been eagerly waiting for the first studio recorded piece from the band. Whilst watching the four-piece Cardiff indie group added up to a bloody brilliant night, the small venue combined with the ground shaking amps made it difficult to completely judge the sound. Of course, that is not to say that it wasn’t obvious Bute had some serious potential, but their debut single released last month, ‘Can You Hear Me?’, has solidified the hunch that these guys are gonna be ones to watch out for in the future.

‘Can You Hear Me?’ begins with a few seconds of energetic drums that don’t let up throughout the entire high energy track before a shredding guitar riff sends us tumbling into the lyrics of the song. The track tip toes the line between indie and rock, occasionally dipping into a heavier sound but still maintaining an Arctic Monkeys like atmosphere that gives the song a versatile appeal. ‘Can You Hear Me?’ somehow manages to continuously build in energy and tempo as the song plays out, evoking a sound similar to The Black Keys. The debut makes a statement for the band, putting an identifiable stamp on their sound to be recognised as their fan pool grows.

Bute are truly being heard now with ‘Can You Hear Me?’ only being the beginning of what could be a promising career. The band are gearing up for a handful of May tour dates up and down the country. If you haven’t heard them live yet, I highly recommend you get yourself to a show quickly before they’re selling out venues.

May Tour Dates:
Cardiff 17th @ ClwbI For Bach
Paris 19th @ Truskel Microclub
Sheffield 24th @ Record Junkee
Glasgow 25th @ Broadcast
Edinburgh 26th @ Sneaky Pete’s
London June 1st @ Nambucca

Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/buteweare
Tickets: https://www.seetickets.com/event/this-feeling-cardiff/clwb-ifor-bach/1216911

 

Review by Skye W. Winwood

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