Portsmouth-based group Noise Factory United has recently released a Southsea Common, a debut single that will unquestionably appeal to all the post-punk fans. However, the band showcases an entirely new take on this longevous music genre by incorporating many sonic ingredients borrowed from other complementary music genres such as art-punk, new wave, synth wave, indie rock, and alternative. Noise Factory United thoughtfully planned each idea and sonic maneuver. Therefore, Southea Common resonates with a fresh, unique, ear-appealing ambiance that goes beyond all the classic post-punk aesthetics. Lyricwise, this song talks about everyday life in a seaside-port city. With profoundly detailed lyrics like this, the band thoroughly depicts the bright imagery about their hometown that simultaneously perfectly applies to everything these experienced musicians invested into their debut single.
As soon as you press play, you’ll notice that Noise Factory Untied thought about the song structure a lot. Every segment comes with clever orchestrations, carefully assembled to satisfy even the pickiest fans of the beforementioned music genres. It’s nearly mindblowing how post-punk and art-punk chord progressions, riffs, and other virtuosities work to the advantage of every part of the song. Still, Southsea Common also carries a complex, luxurious, ear-appealing, almost like the eighties-inspired new wave, synthwave aesthetics that are uplifting all the orchestrations on an entirely new level. Of course, this track wouldn’t sound so catchy without equally complex low-end tones and rhythmic structures based upon dynamic beats, breaks, fills, accentuations, and other percussive acrobatics. The entire composition burst with a sheer quality rarely seen on a post-punk scene nowadays, so you should check out Southside Common as soon as possible because it’s the song that will become your go-to whenever you need some excellent post-punk music. The single is available on all streaming platforms.