Bath. A city that quite understandably has a music scene populated via the talented run-off and residue of the city of Bristol collecting at it’s borders. A city that may well do relatively well off such but still a city still whose music scene is worth far more than Bristol-fringe status. Enter the dark-toned, dry Post-Punk and Indie-Rock of AtticOmatic who are nearly about as fresh it gets on the bath-tub shelf they inhabit. Collected via it’s member’s status of study in the city, the band market themselves as a Post-Punk band with a healthy appreciation for contemporary Indie-Rock. ‘Empire State’ adds a modern gloom to a genre that was very much danceable and fun only on the surface, smoothing over the blatant melancholy catharsis taking all the bleak attitude of Punk-Rock and cathartically expressing in a less visceral and more brooding manner. The debut track carries a soft Blues-infected bass-groove allowing for the playful dance-aspects edged in sharp and obtuse guitar strings to come-forth. The raspy vocals purvey the intelligent lyrics perfectly in sync with the apparent mood of the songs inspiration and inception. With influences including the likes of Janes Addiction, Mogwai, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Gang of Four, The Cure. AtticOmatic could pull any number of diverse sonic numbers from the moody bag on their shoulder, so If I were you, I’d keep an eye out.