Single Review: 'Coppers' by the Samphires
All-female local band The Samphires return with a new track called ‘Coppers’.
The indie band’s new song differs from their usual funky upbeat style.
Instead, ‘Coppers’ takes a more relaxed, acoustic approach.
The vocalist’s delicate voice interweaves perfectly with the song’s serene feel.
Although a slower song than their usual aesthetic, The Samphires do not lack in the creativity department.
They have carefully crafted this song so that the experimentation is apparent, yet not overwhelming.
Evidence of this is, for example, in the subtle effects on the pedals and delayed harmonisation, which create a unique texture to the song.
The Samphires, who formed two years ago, describe their musical influences as Thief and Nirvana and they told me ‘Coppers’ was inspired by fear of going to university…
For them, leaving for university results in leaving a lot of things behind, but their biggest worry is the distance affecting the nature of the band.
This problem relates to a lot of their fans too who are around the same age and have the same anxieties as The Samphires about moving for uni.
This is a perfect topic for the The Samphires to aim at their fan-base and I’m pretty sure this song will be listened to by many appreciative ears.