Smoke Season: ‘Good Days’ review – LA’s electro indie duo building on SXSW success

After a successful trip to this year’s SXSW festival, Los Angeles based duo Smoke Season’s latest single ‘Good Days’ is a pleasant slice of summery electro indie.

The track starts with the haunting minimalism that will be familiar to any fans of Lana Del Rey, before launching into a punchy multi layered beat which quickly leaps into a soaring chorus using saxophone to wonderfully compliment Gabrielle Wortman’s vocals.

Though it is it is full of pathos and sadness, with lyrics that reflect on previous glory days, a growing cynicism and nostalgia for the past; this still remains a very upbeat track that has a good pop sensibility that allows it to sit well alongside artists such as HAIM or Lorde.

Formed in 2013 Smoke Season have released a 3 EPs and are currently working on their debut full album.

By Ruairi Walsh