By Jon Milton
On the day that Bristol based IDLES grab all the headlines by releasing their much anticipated third album Ultra Mono, spare a thought and three minutes of your time to check out some fresh new blood from the city in the form of Sapphire Blues, who have just released their impressive third single ‘Ourselves Forgotten’.
The band, made up of Sam Lance Jones (vocals, guitar), Harry Beaver (bass) and Chris Thompson (Percussion) released their first single ‘Good Morning Britain’ in 2019 and gigged extensively throughout that year with the likes of Lumer, Talk Show and Deadletter. A second single ‘119’ followed earlier this year before the band signed to Blitzcat Records, with this new single their first for the label.
Ourselves Forgotten is a song about small town boredom, and the desire to get away and lose yourself on the weekend. The song begins and ends at a frenetic pace, with skittering drums, thrashy guitars and angst driven vocals compounding the sense of urgency, but in the middle there’s a clever little twist which adds character to make it stand out from the crowd.
Ourselves Forgotten is comfortably their best song to date and at this rate Sapphire Blue could well be a band to watch out for.