Sounding like the lovechild of Tame Impala and Mac Demarco, the German-born five piece have dished out a dreamy and introspective serving of melancholic Slacker-Rock.
Marrying elements of 80’s synth-pop and 70’s psychedelica, each instrument carries a rich vintage resonance that serves to enhance the old-fashioned feel to the record. From the muted Hoffner-style bass, to the crisp and precise drum rhythm, the overall result is a contemporary yet original sound that captivates with every note. The lyrics provoke feelings of nostalgia, opening with the words ‘summer night, city full of light‘ as chorus-drenched guitars sway with confidence in the background. The use of effects are cleverly displayed in small pockets around the mix, keeping the instrumental interesting but not overwhelming. Lead singer Joshua Benker manages to deliver a performance that entrances as it soothes, further augmenting the intensity and passion conveyed in the lyrics.
Without sounding too dramatic, this song offers light at what is an otherwise difficult time; uplifting and joyous to the point of being infectious. At Full Capacity is a perfect sonic accompaniment for the summer party’s we are so desperately craving to have, so stick it on your playlist now and wait for a sunny day.