The I.D – Age Anti Age (single) (self-released)
The I.D. are a new U.K. based four piece post-punk- influenced indie-rock act with members hailing from Switzerland, Ireland and the U.K.
“Age Anti Age” is the first taste of The I.D. and what a brilliant track it is. Imagine a cross between “Jenny Was A Friend of Mine” by The Killers “Unconditional” by The Bravery and you’ll have “Age Anti Age”.
Beginning with just a jangly guitar and vocal, the song’s dark and introverted verse quickly transforms via the introduction of a killer funky bass line and up-tempo disco-beat. The bass line single handedly gives the verse an edge and a groove, steering away from what appeared to a darker and drearier path. Listen for the pre-chorus at 0:45 – 0:58 where the bass and drums interlock to create a “gallop” in anticipation for the chorus.
And yes folks, it’s all about the chorus. Just wait for it. When it hits, you’ll be wrapped up in a nostalgic glow, transported to a festival field where the sun will just be doing down, you’ll raise your beer high, grab hold of your mates and sing at the top of your lungs to what might just be one of the best choruses all year.
The song has all the qualities that made The Killers track “Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine” so brilliant; funky bass, danceable beats, tasteful shimmering guitar textures, and an incredible vocal hook.
At only 2:56, “Age Anti Age” more than certainly whets the appetite. Turn it up loud and repeat. Then repeat again. And again.
“Age Anti Age” will be available via iTunes on 29 October, 2012.
From now until 22 September you can download “Age Anti Age” from the band’s SoundCloud page and/or listen below:
Watch the video for “Age Anti Age” below: