The Open Feel – ‘Retrofire’

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Los Angeles Dream Rock duo, The Open Feel, released ‘Retrofire’ in January this year. The sixth in a series of digital single releases, the song has an early 80s flavour about it – part Punk part New Romantic part New Wave – all parts very agreeable.

With Katie Harris taking Vox and Guitars and Tom Brayton on Drums and Bass, The Open Feel began as a songwriting collaboration, and soon they decided to create music that was “as honest as possible for the two of us”.

After about 18 months of experimenting and writing, the found the “sound” they wanted – The Open Feel was born.

The Open Feel resonate the 80s – but with modern technology. The influences they cite are evident, including Siouxsie and the Banshees, Pattie Smith, U2, and The Cure: Siouxsie, and The Cure most clearly leap out.

Check out The Open Feel on Soundcloud for ‘Retrofire’ and their other singles, which are also available as digital downloads from iTunes and Bandcamp. Additionally find The Open Feel online on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and their website.

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Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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