Track of the Day #116: ST.MARTiiNS – 9Teen
Posted by Neil Wilson
With it’s ghostly reverb guitar intro 9Teen plays out a strong emotive feel. As before Katie Lynch’s melodic vocals float over a progressive indie rock base which climbs in both tempo and intensity throughout the track. Once that upper level is reached mid-track though it’s easily the highlight. ST.MARTiiNS are smart enough though to show restraint and it’s a short lived high, before fading out much as the track began. There’s some really nice production touches with 9Teen – little climbing guitar notes at the start, and strong harmonies during the chorus – which bode well for the future. Intelligent writing from ST.MARTiiNS marks them as ones to watch.