Unshackled indie quartet Escapists share their new single ‘Pyramid Scheme’ out Dec 11th + announce a headline show @ Birthdays, Dalston
“Epic, widescreen indie” – Clash Magazine
“Funereal and thoughtful lyrics echo early Arcade Fire, but there’s an undeniable pop sensibility to their music, with catchy choruses adding a lacquered sheen to their harmonies. Impressive” – The Telegraph
“Escapists prove there’s still a place for intelligent guitar-driven indie pop music” – The 405
Displaying all the intensely melodic power riffs, bold rhythmic interplay and colossal chorus hooks that we’ve come to expect from London’s most thrilling indie rock foursome, ‘Pyramid Scheme’ also marks out its own space with its distinctively visceral momentum.
On this third single from Escapists’ in 2015, high-pitched vocal harmonies spar with sparks of pealing guitar before crescendoing to a heady climax. Simon Glancy’s lyrics stem from a childhood disillusionment with the rigmarole of Sunday church worship: “to me it felt like a pyramid scheme, where you get in at the bottom and hope you’re not the last.”
‘Pyramid Scheme’ is a self contained four minutes of paranoid protean beats and intricate verses which perfectly articulate the schism between archaic beliefs and Generation Y discontent. ‘Restless’, ‘euphoric’ and ‘impassioned’ are just three words that almost do it justice.
The reality is that Escapists are one of the most thrillingly conscious rock and roll bands to emerge from London in a while.
Listen To ‘Pyramid Scheme’:
See Escapists live:
Friday 11 December: Birthdays, London N16