It doesn’t take long for Park View’s songs to sync into your veins, whether it’s the acoustic melody of sleeping on your feet or the fast pace of Come alive, it is hard to deny that the band produces certified bangers.
Josh, Louis, Tom, Alex and Alfie formed Park View in Alfie’s first year flat, unsurprisingly in Park View, and are releasing two new singles on the 9th December with a recent spotlighted on the BBC’s Introducing, a segment dedicated to upcoming artists.
Come Alive is a fast paced, alternative bop that reminds me of the Arctic Monkeys in their unapologetic northern attitude and lyrics about the realities of life/university life, all packaged with smooth vocals, hard drums and a killer bass riff that will get you pumped up for a night out or an early lecture.
Sleeping on your feet changes pace with an acoustic feeling that seems to come straight out of Noah Kahan’s last album, the vocals are mellow and the guitar is calming and, with the constant references to the ‘Metro’ and other Newcastle staples, it feels like a song written for you. It’s an emotional ride that takes you through the streets of Newcastle as you live your sad girl autumn and try to ignore the clouds getting darker.
Park View are a versatile band who manage to narrate the experiences of university life in Newcastle with topical references and a catchy beat, “We all have the same passion for music and thought it would be a shame to miss our one opportunity to explore it.”