SINGLE REVIEW: Haytor - Sirens

Updated: Aug 10, 2019

In advance of the production of their upcoming new material, energetic five-piece, Haytor have released a new single, entitled Sirens. Drawing influence from early 2000s guitar-driven rock, Haytor's sound is destined for the mainstream success they are rightly due to achieve. Furthermore, Sirens presents a captivating glimpse into the bandʼs future ahead of the release of their new material – after last yearʼs self-titled debut EP – and this incredibly catchy single is one of the best songs to be released independently in 2019.

Frontman Austin Robison has described the single as "the story of someone whoʼs down on their luck, and struggling through but constantly trying to battle with their own thoughts and frame of mind. The song is very high energy and I really wanted to contrast the liveliness of the track with some quite dark introspective lyrics.”

Musically, Sirens is as catchy and melody-drenched as anything I have listened to this year. Guitars, drums and synths are all tied together by Austin Robison's brilliant vocals. When inadvertently channeling Panic! at the Disco's incredibly talented Brendon Urie, Austin has the vocal range that would no doubt impress Urie himself.

In short, Sirens is a fantastic addition to the bandʼs discography and is arguably their best release yet.

George Miles - Follow me on Twitter @GeorgeMiles6