By Laura Mills
Four secondary school mates from around the UK but just like steel, Lostboy was born in Sheffield. Lostboy are an indie rock band composed of four secondary school friends: Max Clutterbuck (singer/songwriter), Jack Berry (lead guitar), Henry Robinson (bass) and Ethan Reeves (drums). They released their first EP ‘Luna’ in 2019 which featured the tracks ‘Luna’ and ‘Lita’s Place’. Once they started making music, luckily for us, they couldn’t stop! Over the space of a few months Lostboy were releasing one track after the other within just a matter of weeks between. For a band with a small fan base on the rise, this was an incredibly achievement. This is a band that seems they won’t stop til they’ve got exactly what they want.
Lockdown didn’t stop Lostboy. Max used this opportunity to put his all into the band and it really paid off. During the misery of Covid, the cheeky chaps gave us the gift of ‘Fool’, ‘Potluck’, ‘Charlie’ and ‘Kid’. The following year of 2021, Max and the crew gave us two singles and an EP, not to mention several live performances around the UK too. 2022 has seen them release one single already called ‘Weight’ – a song I would call utterly brilliant.
For me, I have never believed that a band can make it so much, and I will do my utmost to support them.
Enter 'Lover', released today. We are introduced to this track by guitar strings chiming like a clock at the hour then follows a rhythmic, driving beat from the drums. The sound and pace of the instrumental makes me feel like I’m going on a journey and this song is heading somewhere, tensions are rising with every single beat of the drums. Max enters the track singing “Lover” in the most masculine, velvety tone. As we move further into the track that familiar guitar riff guides us through and keeps making itself so present in our ears. As the tempo of each instrument increases, those velvety vocals reappear again singing “But it’s a strange old thing”. The drums start to crash and smash heavier each time they are hit while those electrifying guitars support the beat. The slam of guitar chords screeches into a melodic show stopping riff, the instrumental decreases in pace but the heaviness of each instrument increases into what would be a mosh pit at the live shows. Max’s unique vocals join us again singing over messy rock in the background, you can hear every single person on this track giving it there absolute all. The track finishes with the same guiding beat we heard right at the start, this time slowly leading us out of the track. Lostboy, you’ve done it again.
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