Secret Company – Saviour (single) (self-released)

As we’re winding down, signalling the end of the year, thinking we’ve heard all the great music there is to hear for 2012  along comes Secret Company.

Euphoric is a word that gets overused but it’s one that has to be used when describing “Saviour”.

A solidly crafted, melodic indie-pop number, “Saviour” incorporates percussive drum rhythms, indie guitars and, lush, 80’s-esque synth atmospherics reminiscent of Twin Shadow (listen to “Golden Light” and read our review of ‘Confess’) mixed with later day Coldplay.

A Paul Simon meets Foals vocal melody leads to an impassioned and extremely catchy chorus – it’s here that “Saviour” scales to stadium-ready heights.

It’s hard to believe that the  indie-pop quartet from Essex, London formed earlier this year; their sound and craft is so well-honed, refined and elegantly produced. The delicate addition of electronics which emerge during the second chorus add an extra sheen and edge.

Expect massive things from Secret Company in 2013.

“Saviour” is lifted from the band’s debut, self-titled, self-released 6-song EP, which was released digitally through iTunes on 12 November.

Watch the video for “Saviour” below: