Listen: Lectures – “Talking in a Vacuum”

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Lectures, a 4-piece alternative rock band from Kent, England released their new single “Talking in a Vacuum” on September 3rd.



“Talking in a Vacuum” is just as obscure as the title of the song suggests, but in the best way possible. The combination of peaceful guitar chords and piano with an intricate electronic beat give this song legs to stand on, and the result is something that is simply magical. While I called the band alternative rock, that barely scratches the surface for the genres they incorporate into their music. They have elements of ambient, electronic, and even a bit of folk rock in “Talking in a Vacuum”. The vocals remind me of Coldplay’s Chris Martin, but with a softer and more gentle touch to the music, which works really well with the atmosphere they create.

The end of the song is nothing short of amazing, and it gives you the feel like the music is truly being sucked through a vacuum. It reminded me of Radiohead’s work on Kid A, and this touch of a very smart and well-executed break down of a song shows that Lectures know how to write a sophisticated song that pays close attention to detail to give the listener the full effect of what they have to offer.

Here’s what Lectures have to say about the song:
“‘Talking In A Vacuum’ had an unusual writing process for us. The basis of the song was from drum and piano loops we had recorded a while back, and then we built on it to form what it is today. We recorded it all at home earlier this year.”

You can download their new single on their Bandcamp, and keep your eyes open for new material from Lectures in the future.

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