SINGLE REVIEW: Sheppard – Riding The Wave
In 2014 Sheppard impressed you with their indie-pop debut album “Bombs Away” that spawned the unstoppable hit “Geronimo”. This saw them travel the world, perform on Ellen and Jimmy Fallon and tour alongside the likes Justin Bieber, Little Mix and Meghan Trainor. Four years later and the six piece band from Brisbane Australia are finally releasing their second studio album. “Watching The Sky” will be unleashed on June 8 and to celebrate the band have released their fourth single from the record. “Riding The Wave” is a gimmicky indie-pop track which hears them returning to their roots and while the production is actually really strong and has a groovy feel it’s the melodies that weigh it down. George Sheppard takes vocal lead on this track whilst Amy Sheppard delivers the bridge and harmonises with George for the chorus. This element throws it all off and the way they have harmonised makes the song sound a little tacky and gimmicky. It sadly sounds like a step backwards and not a step forward for them. “Edge Of The Night” was a dismal and cheesy track that failed to resonate with listeners while “Coming Home” and “Keep Me Crazy” impressed with their growth as a band. And I wanted them to continue to showcase this growth and deliver big singalong but instead this song has you wanting to press skip instead of replay.