The resurgence in the Liverpool Indie music scene seems to be bringing an almost constant stream of new bands with a strong songwriting and musical ability and The Varese's from the city's Old Swan area are certainly in that mould.
The Varese's are Jonny Andrew on Vocals, Danny Hayden on Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Paul Tallant on Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Adam Murray on Bass Guitar and Bob Gaul - Drums and Percussion. Currently sticking to the local music scene where they have a strong fanbase (they're No 2 on Reverbnation Indie Chart for Liverpool), however recent radio play should see them getting some attention from further afield.
They were voted No 1 unsigned band worldwide for 3 weeks on the Forkster Rocks Out Review which boasts over 300,000 hits weekly and were selected for the MTV short-list for best unsigned bands for 2013 and been picked to play on BBCIntroducing (where I first heard them on Dave Monks show).
21st February 2013 - Studio2, Parr Street, Liverpool
2nd March 2013 - The Roadhouse, Birmingham
21st April 2013 - Zanzibar, Liverpool (Supporting Slydigs)
'Strangers' seems to be an attempt at creating a 'Poptastic' track with jangly guitar and Morrisyesque vocals. It tinkles along nicely but doesn't quite stick in your head.
'Weary Dream' on the other hand is a moodier more rock orientated track making better use of Jonny's vocals and the twin guitar sound of Danny and Paul.
'Spotlight' is The Varese's strongest track, great melody, sincere lyrics with a strong vocal all tipping their collective hat to the bands influences (usual suspects of The Beatles, Oasis, Cast and not necessarily in that order) which is no bad thing as it's got radio hit written all over it.