Attendant - Patriot Parade

Since 2020, London-based Attendant has been producing infectious genre-bending Brit music. The band's music is based on alternative rock, but composer Andy Walker is inspired by commercial pop, film scores, video game soundtracks, and TV commercials - anything that may sow the germ of a hook. The technique mixes energy and rhythm with sharp lyrical wit, crafting sarcastic stories about society.

Previous singles have been played by Daniel P Carter, Alyx Holcombe, and Nels Hylton on BBC Radio 1; Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio; and Brian Foss on Seattle's KEXP. The band has appeared on editorial playlists produced by Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Tidal, and YouTube. 

This is their new single, called Patriot Parade. The band said about the song: "We wanted to build something around a bass-driven hook, like Green Day’s Longview, but with obnoxious levels of cowbell. The song builds until you think it can’t build anymore - and then it goes even harder. It’s an anti-racist protest song, taking aim at populist demagogues and their followers. The sound mashes punk, alt-rock and Britpop, with elements of Blur, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, and Green Day".

I love the bass lines and the alternative mood of the guitars, reminding me of the first Foo Fighters. Great vocals as well, very catchy and well performed for a very enjoyable song from start to finish. Give it a go by clicking on the Spotify player below and remember to follow Attendant on social media.

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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