New striking strokes
11 November 2022
Band: THE SHORT CAUSEWAY
Who: Three young indies from
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK
Debut single: TRIPPING DOWN THE STAIRS
Nicholson (guitarist): “We have always been keen to try bring something about
that sounds a bit different. Being a three-piece has been massively important to us
and our identity, not just as a mirror of our friendship, but in the how it has forced us
to think about the way we write, both in terms of needing to make more noise in some instances and needing to make use of an absence of noise at other times.”
TUTV: Both wayward and playful. I hear early Talking Heads guitars, vibes
from Manchester’s legendary Factory Records (A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column,
Section 25) and also from Welsh daydreamers Young Marble Giants (1978-1982).
All indie music that never ages and still is around today.
The Short Causeway are a notable 2022 example. They zig-zag their way through
this debut single with capricious tempo changes, with glimmering guitar sparks,
breezy melodiousness, and moony vocals. Welcome!