Painted Pillars – “Bell”


A jangling rock charm immerses on “Bell,” a new single from Painted Pillars, a project that first began in a Leiden, Netherlands student dorm. They describe the effort as “about unresolved feelings of exclusion and/or a very annoying doorbell.” Excitable vocal bursts — “something’s going on!” — traverse into jangly guitars with seamless impact. The “truth be told,” raucous rock ardency injects a hooky charisma at points, with the track’s aesthetic enjoyably straddling a punk-friendly vigor with an alt-rock nostalgia in the vein of Manic Street Preachers.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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