"And I'd rather be hated by your friends, if I could be adored by you." I don't claim to be much of a romantic but that lyric breaks my heart every time. Painlessly reaching those high notes in a way A-Ha never could, these five Midlands lads have just released their synthed-up beauty The Lesser on local label Serious Types, and it's already soaking up love.
Submerged in low-fi electro sub basses and epic melodies, The Lesser was in my ears on rotation throughout last year, putting the mmm into summer and opening up its hauntingly stripped back acousticity to indulgence into for our heart's content. Decibels are one of those rare bands who have the ability to bring the party when you're in that sort of mood but also connect deeply and cheer you up when you're depressed.
So it's no surprise that they're getting support from every single angle possible; when it comes to BBC Introducing they've been there, done that and got the t-shirt, Leicester music mag The Monograph made them one to watch and they will be supporting none other than Simian Ghost (who I've platformed before and am a big fan of) in central London in a couple of weeks. 2012 is going to have one massive year for Decibels so make sure you get over to iTunes and download and download The Lesser and its blissful B-side Turn From The Light as soon as you possibly can.