Atmospheric synthpop with a retro touch from Heir on ‘Restless’
Location: Leeds, UK
FFO: Haim, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Fleetwood Mac, Metronomy
Driving synth-pop with the edges kissed by California sunshine is not what you expect from a Leeds quintet, but that is what Heir have delivered with ‘Restless’.
Restless in name and restless in beat, Heir build gradually on the song with gentle muted bass, glistening synths and gentle Fleetwood Mac-style harmonies.
Helped by strong hooks and an impactful chorus that lets the melody take centre stage, Heir have a knack for infectious songwriting and shimmering soundscapes.