‘Walk in the Dark’ by Jack the Envious is some solid Israeli emo by way of London. “Founding members Nir and Chuck met while serving in the Israeli army and bonded over their love for music,” the band says. “Their dreams of flying away and forming a band got the best of them last year when they made the move to London to pursue music full-time.” These guys definitely traffic well within the boundaries of emo-pop, but they’ve come up with an exceptionally strong take on the sound. The song’s keystone riff is the kind that, in spite of it’s bubbly texture, could incite an infamous emo kid push pit. On top of those clean, punchy guitars, a very caustic yet decidedly sweet vocal approach gives the group a deep sense of character. It seems like these guys take a lot from the early work of groups like You Me At Six or Kill the Arcade, but at the same time some lines could be drawn to American groups like Balance and Composure and The Story So Far. This track is definitely worth taking a look at. Check out ‘Walk in the Dark’ below!
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