Volume Up, the second  single from Belfast-based band Gnarkats’ upcoming EP ‘Dreamers’, turns youthful uncertainty into infectious optimism. The three-piece outfit continues to hone their great balance between melodic indie-rock and a grungier driven style, resulting in another track full of assured energy, sharp instrumental performances and above all, an unmistakable sense that these lads can deliver tunes that refuse to be played just once.

The track opens with an earwormy riff that immediately sets the introspective tone of the songwriting – frontman Louis Nelson’s lyrics touching on theme’s of travel, journey and life’s uncertain destinations – before Gnarkat’s rougher edge kicks in and the track goes in the direction of its aptly named title. The band confidently weaves between their melodic side and their grungier side, displaying an influence of 90s alt-rock bands such as Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam.

In this current period of anxious uncertainty, Gnarkats’s new track suggests that directionless doesn’t have to mean dismay, that life is a journey, and that we are all on this ‘never-ending ride’ together – we just have to choose the right people to take the journey with. The band’s energetic sound and Nelson’s honest and thoughtful lyrics provide a much-needed dose of unwavering optimism in the face of uncertainty, and we’re eagerly waiting to hear what else the lads have in store on Dreamers, which will be released on the 4th September.

Check Out GNARKATS on YouTube  here and Spotify here.