Hot damn, HOTTTT DAMNNN am I excited to talk about this track today. “Off Guard” is the new single from Carl North & The Lonely Hearts and boy does it catch you off guard. The five piece from Manchester are set to release an official debut single (“Worst of You”) soon and have offered “Off Guard” as a taste of what to expect. So if you’re in the mood for a bowl of hip swinging, bone shaking rock n roll then…let’s have seconds.
Deeply embedded in a sturdy groove, Carl North & The Lonely Hearts build upon a solid foundation to let loose with a range of catchy riffs and grooves to really drive home the excellence of “Off Guard”. It’s old school style emits a strong desire to get everybody dancing, and it fills me with great joy even on repeated listens. What a tune.