There once was a time when I would have worried that the new track from Alex Feder, Moments of Silence, sounded a bit like, I don’t know, like pop music I suppose. Like something a bit soft and squishy, and not cool and edgy how I liked it. For a start, you can hear all the words, there’s a sort of choir-like backing vocal, it’s all pretty polished, and it just keeps building and building in a very radio-friendly manner, sounding generally (in the warped world of my mind, at least) like a cross between Bruce Hornsby & The Range and The New Radicals.
Nowadays, I realise that none of these things are necessarily bad, and on Moments of Silence they combine for four and a half minutes of joy. Frankly, it’s enough to make any reasonably committed indie kid question his musical beliefs.