Boxes – Silent Alarm
South-East London lad Boxes (a.k.a Carey Willets, former bassist for Athlete) has exploded a larger-than-life sound onto new EP, Silent Alarm.
The four track collection, a precursor to his forthcoming debut album, showcases multi-instrumental skills with punchy guitar, catchy synths and fun electro beats. The playful sheen to the title track inspires a feeling of innocent, sun-kissed satisfaction that heavily counteracts its mildly traumatising video.
Like a revved-up re-incarnation of The Dykeenies or an Owl City with less cringe and more guts, Boxes’ delicate melodies have an easy, disarming charm that will surprise even the most stubborn of sceptics. The acoustic ‘Don’t Look Down’ proves that he need not rely merely upon articifical sounds, whilst the lazy Sunday vibe to ‘Throw Your Stones’ exudes close to effortless cool.
Boxes’ “Silent Alarm” EP is released on 26th September via Bow Music.