Old Cassette Tape is the debut single from fresh-faced Newcastle-upon-Tyne duo, Drive. Released today via Soul Kitchen Records, the track is the first hint of a forthcoming debut EP from vocalist/guitarist Jake Fletcher and guitarist/keyboardist Andy Bell.
The duo’s heavy influence from The 1975 is immediately apparent in Old Cassette Tape. Their electronic, nostalgic sound is that dreamy soundtrack to late night drives. A shimmering guitar line runs throughout an electronic drum beat and retro synths for a romanticised take on dream pop.
While there’s work to be done to set Drive aside from their peers, the duo’s debut is an easy to listen to, nicely crafted pop track perfect for fans of LANY and Bleachers.