Reading fivesome Saltwater Sun have returned with "The Wire", a masterful power-pop trip full of big hooks and bigger choruses.
Alex Loring produces the cut, which follows up their fiery Flawed short-player. Rampaging axe licks and drums form a grizzled bedrock for Jen Stearnes to croon across - it's a poltically charged number with plenty to say, but Saltwater Sun ensure there's a solid track to serve as a soapbox.
"Recently I think we’ve found ourselves part of a society divided by misinformation and distrust," the band say of the song. "'The Wire' is taking a look at the turbulent times we live in; the world’s never been so connected, yet it’s very easy to feel detached."
Saltwater Sun are set to play Are You Listening? Festival on 28 April and at The Great Escape in Brighton on 18 May.