TRACK REVIEW: The Vanities – Codeine

The Vanities, hailing from the music haven that is Glasgow, are a garage rock outfit that have hit out with their debut track Codeine, a raw demo that establishes their intentions and will no doubt resonate with fans of The Libertines.
Packing the same luscious rhythm that The Strokes built their foundations on, the track shines with a classic indie rock aesthetic though without the slick production values that has resulted in a lot of acts in the genre merging into this leather jacket wearing blob. The Vanities on the other hand are in their prime when their music is stripped to the bare bones, meaning that the same energy felt on Codeine will no doubt transition seamlessly into their live performances.

There’s the undeniable vocal resemblance and delivery of fellow Scot Kyle Falconer of The View fame which seems inevitable considering their both indie rock bands that originate from Scotland. While the band are at their most interesting when they provide raw content, it does make you wonder what they’d be capable of given the appropriate utilities to go from raw to fully fleshed.

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The Vanities