Vernons Future – Holy Joe – Single Review

Vernons Future are back with their latest single ‘Holy Joe’ and it’s yet another perfectly-timed slice of indie-pop. As infectious as it is jovial. 

‘Holy Joe’s is the latest single from Vernons Future

If you knew about The Vernons back in the late 80s and early 90s, then Vernons Future will sound, and look, all too familiar. That’s because they’re one and the same. 

After a 25 year hiatus following hundreds of gigs and the wonderful Smithdown Road album, the lads are back out of the shadows with an indie-pop sound that will get into your bones. 

On their latest track ‘Holy Joe‘ your treated to the surprising, but not unwelcome, sounds of church bells and bid song leading into the tune. You’re immediately transported to every rural village in the UK. If you try hard enough you can almost hear the sounds of cricket shots and Pimms being decanted. 

Then the atmosphere fades into a ticking, psych-charged keyboard section which is so reminiscent of bands like Inspiral Carpets. 

Soaring, jovial guitars then join the cacophony as well as a tapping drumline. An experienced vocal then comes through and immediately gives you the solo-Damon Albarn vibes

It’s such a perfect mix of what it is to be British and a celebration of all things UK indie-pop. 

With shows lined up across the UK now for the rest of the year, it looks like the second half of 2021 is going to be pretty special for this lot.

One of the lyrics might be “just get me out of here.” But we’d be happy to stay all day in this summery alternate universe. Pass us the Pimms!

Holy Joe‘ is available to download and stream now. 

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