I’ve heard some people avoid The 1975 due to the lead singer sounding like Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. While I can hear some similarity, I personally enjoy both of those bands, so quit hatin’. Even if you can’t get into The 1975’s sound, you have to appreciate their penchant for crafting solid hits like “Chocolate”.
This is where LA-based five-piece machineheart comes in. The rising band stripped down the punchy cut into a sparse, heartfelt ballad that showcases Stevie Scott’s enchanting voice. When not putting their spin on tracks by others, the band shines in making their own future indie pop hits. Sunny releases like “Circles” bounce with a harmonious hooks, driving guitar rhythms and choice keys. Hints of Rilo Kiley, Blondfire and Little Daylight make for a band on the rise. Stream recent tracks from machineheart below and check back for more soon.
Chocolate (The 1975 cover)