It might no be Summer any more down in South Africa, but The Vanilla’s The Sun’s Tide will be perfect for the northern hemispheres’ warmer months ahead.
A wave of pleasant familiarity arrives when playing The Sun’s Tide for the first time. It’s an indie pop track that’s been produced countless times, but that doesn’t defeat the pure joy felt from the South African band’s track. Ladened with countless changing guitar riffs, layered on top of continuous hooks and the occasional nod to electronica influences, The Sun’s Tide happily rests alongside the likes of indie pop newcomers, Native People and Habitats.
Lead vocalist Tyan Odendal describes The Sun’s Tide as being free and careless, encouraging everyone to forget about their problems, while singing and dancing along, and we second the notion. The Sun’s Tide is currently a free download, but spare a penny if you can on the band’s, bandcamp page.