UK Alt-Rockers Exiled Release Roaring New Single "Lita's Place"
UK rock band Exiled are quickly becoming an underdog kind of presence on their local indie scene. With a series of edgy, catchy anthems under their belt already, Exiled continue to inch their way closer to being one of the go-to rock outfits in their area, even shortlisted to perform at Derbyshire’s annual Y Not Festival later this year.
The newest single from Exiled, “Lita’s Place,” is one of their best efforts yet — in just the span of a year, you can tell that their sound has evolved, matured, become rounder with more care and creativity. “‘Lita’s Place’ came about after realising how much time we spend in our local pub putting the world to right over frothy topped glasses. News headlines these days are nothing but negative,” the band tells The Music Mermaid about the new track. “[We] think a lot of our generation can relate when we say the only time we don’t really seem to worry about what’s going on and where we’re headed in life is when we’re together having a good time. Suppose that that’s what it’s about really. That and girls.”
“Lita’s Place” travels through different layers of sound and skill — kicking off with a steady percussive beat, it blooms into a more robust arrangement that dies down to introduce shy vocal delivery. That’s only at first, though. Soon, the vocal performance explodes into a stronger roar to mimic the instrumental unity that’s been set on fire. When “Lita’s Place” isn’t in flames, it simmers — the connecting thread throughout the track is the quick drum treatment but there’s also a ton of melodic instances that drive the song forward with a gentle nudge. Ultimately, “Lita’s Place” is a dynamic crush of searing rock riffs with a ferocious conclusion.