Everything is igniting for The Native. Recently signed to rock ‘n’ roll tastemakers This Feeling, the Plymouth-based quintet recently completed an incendiary headline tour, graced arenas as guests to Bastille, and packed the tent during their Isle of Wight set. Factor in airplay at Radio X, BBC Music Introducing and BBC Radio London, and all the evidence indicates that The Native are destined for a big future.
The next step on the ladder comes today as The Native share their brand new single ‘20 Something’. As with their recent tracks ‘Changes’and ‘
Kicking off with an elastic bassline that recalls prime New Order, ‘20 Something’ is indicative of The Native’s growing ability to meld immediately anthemic hooks with towering melodies and jagged guitars. Frontman Charlie Noordewier’s vocals possess both an engaging personality and the class to appeal to a broad audience, while his lyrics hone in on a common twentysomething experience. Living for the weekend is an escape from the drudgery of the 9-5, but for some there’s a danger that they’ll become locked within that hedonism 24/7. Those themes are reflected in the accompanying video.Charlie says, “This song is about a person who is ruining their life with addiction. It started as self medicating at weekends trying to escape from their job and slowly declined into more drink and drugs. They’re working a hard job all week and then blowing all their cash at the weekend to distract themselves from their unhappiness – rather than escaping from the rut they have created.”
The Native’s upcoming summer festival schedule was recently boosted with the confirmation of their first shows at Reading and Leeds, where they will hit the Festival Republic stage. Next up is Truck Festival, where you can catch them at 8:15pm on the This Feeling stage.
21st – Truck Festival (This Feeling stage)
22nd – Leopallooza Festival
23rd – Chagstock Festival
24th – Gateways Festival
30th – Y Not? Festival
11th – 110 Above Festival
26th – Leeds Festival
28th – Reading Festival
10th – Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival
15th – Live At Leeds