Single Review: Legs and Arms – Nieves

Posted by Laura Imrie

Nieves - Legs & Arms

As I pressed play on Legs & Arms, the new single from Nieves, for the first time, I wasn’t sure what to expect being fairly new to discovering the Glasgow band.  However, I was not disappointed as my ears were greeted by a gorgeous piano melody closely followed by vocalist Brendan Dafter’s soulful voice.  His vocals take pride of place in the band’s music, with the softness of the piano mellowing out the somewhat harsh tones that can be heard within a Scottish accent, which makes Legs and Arms incredibly soothing to listen to.

As the song comes to a climax, guitar and drums take centre stage adding an indie-rock twang to the track that Dafter’s vocals hint at, and create a dramatic crescendo unleashing all of the emotion we can hear within the lyrics that has been building up throughout the track.  It’s a perfect combination of mellow acoustic rock and indie which should please any music lover’s ears.

NievesLegs and Arms is out now and is available on digital download via iTunes and Soundcloud.

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Posted by: Toni Spencer, 20th February 2016