Desperate Measures by Los Angeles Band THE SLIGHTLYS

Pop ‘n’ Roll band The Slightlys have a penchant for writing and playing insistent, hook driven, catchy songs.

Led by singer and frontman Finneas O’Connell (who has found success as an actor with recurring roles on Glee and Modern Family, and in films such as Bad Teacher) — the band consists of four teenagers born and raised in Los Angeles, California .

The group met each other at a battle of bands at Club Nokia in 2012 while each playing in different bands with all losing the contest that year. In 2014 they came together to form The Slightlys and took home first place in that same competition.

Desperate Measures - Single - The Slightlys
Desperate Measures – Single – The Slightlys

The Slightlys soon released their début single “Superhero” which attracted widespread attention leading to a dedicated fan base as well as offers to play such high profile festivals as The Warped Tour and The Twilight Concert Series along with iconic venues such as Club Nokia and The House of Blues.

In 2014, The Slightlys returned to the studio to record their début EP with famed producer/engineer Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Wavves).  The result is a collection of power pop hymns with melodic guitar riffs, catchy choruses and a driving ‘n’ insatiable rhythm section rarely heard in rock music today.

We listened to their first single “Desperate Measures ”—

An adroit & bright pace is adopted.

The gold-leaf lead vocals sit upon a series of jaunty rhythms and the supportong vox adds a touch of class and fantasy.

This is nice ‘n’ breezy. An open-hearted wide-grinning theme-song performed with wide-eyed innocence and clean crisp smartness.

Words: @neilmach 2015 ©


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