Theme Park formed in London, receiving instant renown for their Talking Heads-esque tunes and their skillful cover of Jessie Ware’s ‘Wildest Moments’. The three-piece disappeared into the depths of indie music after the 2013 release of their self-titled debut album, which received an overwhelmingly average response from music publications, including NME (which rated their debut a gloomy 3/10). Although the band require little introduction, with a large online fan base and huge support for their music, I still feel their name has slipped off everyone’s radar in their absence.
But now Theme Park are back. The trio have triumphantly returned to our headphones with the release of their feel good track ‘Something Good’. A cooler, crisper sound from the group, who’s return sounds more professional and polished. Their time away from the spotlight appears to have developed a finesse in their musical capabilities, making their latest track an enjoyable listen, while still maintaining their unique vocal style and the same upbeat synth. Indeed, the groovy return of Theme Park from the ashes of their previous failures should capture your attention, and your ears. My hope for the future of this synth-pop trio is a long awaited tour, and the success of their second album, if it should ever arrive.