Scott Revell, James Patman, Kushal Gupta and Tim Reyland are rising UK band Secret Company whose latest single Midnight Rush arrives in the wake of their debut EP Saviour.
Set for release on 13 May, the Chelmsford-based four piece’s latest is a sprawling rock song that, according to lead singer and guitarist Scott, was at first inspired by a Big O classic before it took a cinematic mind of its own.
“Midnight Rush started with a sort of Roy Orbison ‘I Drove All Night’ incentive,” he says. “But as I started writing, I quickly got taken down a darker route which felt more exciting and I just kept going with it. It became real easy early on to imagine a visual for it too, which was like a dark Sin City/Robert Rodriguez kinda vibe. An influence from the film Drive was hard to avoid too. The track takes [you] on quite a journey so it always feels like you’re headed somewhere, which makes playing it live really intense. The song sets the scene of being late at night, when you’re most vulnerable to letting feelings overtake you and then maybe doing something you shouldn’t.”
The lead track from Secret Company’s first EP has already racked up over 160,000 streams on Soundcloud, helped in part by a performance on a popular UK television show and support slots for Eliza and the Bear and Coasts. Plus they’ve two more gigs lined up at Chelmsford’s Bassment on 30 April and at the 02 in Islington on 31 May.