THE TAILLIGHT YEARS are an alternative rock band from Chicago. They formed in 2010 and have played around the various live venues of their home city, including a recent appearance at the iconic House of Blues. They list their ‘influences’ as the likes of Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem and The Clash, and in the few tracks I’ve heard that is quite evident.
Initially I wasn’t too sure about the vocals, but certainly on tracks such as the two streamed below, they kind of ‘grow’ into the song and especially so in the faster-paced ‘Beat Surrender‘ they just seem so right. (The two songs are from the band’s previous release.)
A new EP is due for release in April of this year and hopefully LOUD HORIZON will carry a proper review closer to that time. Following that, the lads will embark upon their first tour of The States.)
I don’t have much else on the band at the moment, but thought they may be worth a wee plug here and now – so we can maybe see how they have progressed over the past year when the latest recording comes to hand!
Right now though, I’ll nail my colours to the mast and say that with a few minor adjustments, we could be hearing a bit more of THE TAILLIGHT YEARS in time to come.