Track Review: Leah // Filthy Tricks

Filthy Tricks have been cooking up a storm lately. The band consists of Liam Rimmer (vocals), Gerard Van Den Hoek (vocals/guitar), Matty Hignett (guitar), Chris James (bass), and Chris Peake (drums). They write instantly catchy indie rock anthems, such as recent single ‘Walk In Line.’ As soon as the stomping drums come in, you’re dragged into their massive sound. Warrington Wolves used this song for their 2020 promotional video, which is pretty flippin’ cool. They’ve also had a lot of radio airplay on BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. The production on their songs is huge because the vocals pack a punch and the guitars are dirty.

Last week, they released a new song called ‘Leah.’ It builds on their previous releases with some soaring vocals. They add so much weight to the song because the harmonies sound colossal. It reminds me of the DMA’s slightly. However, the guitar licks help them stand out. The chorus is my favourite bit because when Liam sings “Leah, why don’t we chase tomorrow?”, it’s really uplifting and gives me a huge energy boost. I’m going to play this song over and over because it has a lot of longevity to it. It’s fresh, invigorating, and captivating. Make sure you check out Filthy Tricks because you won’t regret it.

Words by Ermis Madikopoulos

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