It was an absolute pleasure to have the latest track from Ollie Twohill in our ears here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today. Our readers will recall that we reviewed his track, Silk Dress, a few months back. He’s back with a new track, Neverland, and we’re here to tell you to drop whatever you’re doing and take a listen.
Neverland is a song is for all those marginalised people out there, that don’t quite fit in and get hassled in their day to day lives. It is a powerful and punchy track that won us over immediately.
Starting with hard left panned electric guitar and then bursting into a full band stereo song, Neverland is high energy right from the start.
The drums, as with Ollie’s previous recording are tight and punchy and very powerful. The bass is picked, bright and rhythmic. This is a super tight band. The half time section (which we believe Ollie used in Silk Dress as well) works superbly and had us all nodding our heads in agreement! There’s a fantastic breakdown with mostly drums and vocals that builds superbly towards the end.
The vocals are clear and present. They’re doubled and layered in places too, making for a very authentic 90s punk/indie feel, reminiscent of Sum41 or Blink 182.
From a production perspective, this is absolutely spot on. It’s not often that we’re this impressed with the production on a track but this is just faultless. All the instruments are clear and have their own space in the mix, there’s great use of effects and vocal mixing effects and techniques. This is an absolutely perfect example of this genre of music.
The thing that won us over more than anything is just how well each section of the song is separated out. It’s unpredictable without being jerky and at no single moment does the momentum and interest drop in this track.
Easily our track of the day, if not the week, Ollie Twohill’s, Neverland, is a stunning example of punky/indie/ skater rock and is a song that will stick in your head for weeks to come. We urge you to add it to your spotify playlist.