For the last couple of weeks, a mysterious swirl accompanied by an equally mysterious URL – whatisthisband.com – has been doing the rounds on social media.
Now all has become clear as the black-and-white negative images make way for a burst of full colour as Leeds indie outfit THE OPERA COMIC introduce themselves with debut track We Are The Freaks.
And if the five-piece look a little familiar, that’s because they bare a more-than-striking resemblance to rock’n’rollers Carnabells…
The band retain a vintage sound – if that vintage is 2005, harking back to the indie glory days, all playful, snappy riffs and swirling synth-fuelled guitar-pop.
Check out We Are The Freaks below:
The band are making their live debut later this year with a handful of shows around the country, ending with a tasty homecoming show at the Brudenell Social Club just before Christmas:
November 24 – Tooting Tram & Social, London
November 25 – 13th Note, Glasgow
December 7 – Pen & Pencil, Manchester
December 15 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds