I have a new pop hero:
Scott Goes For – “Take Enough Time” (2012)
And not because the band name contains my last name (that’s purely coincidental).
Everything about that song (and the band) ticks all my power pop boxes:
- Immaculate songcraft
- Fabulous melodies
- Quality singing
- Superb (and tastefully restrained) vocal harmonies
- Wonderfully appropriate instrumental backing
- Perfectly chosen musical instruments*
Now to buy the album.
Oh, by the way: I want to give a thoroughly huge thanks to Powerpopaholic for alerting me to this band, because I didn’t know about them until I paid my daily visit to PPA’s blog. As people in Australia (and elsewhere) like to say: you’re a scholar and a gentleman!
As a bonus, here’s the band’s only other video:
I’ve heard just those two songs, but I’m ready to state the following: this band can do no wrong.