The Essentials are one of the nicer and more palatable indie-rock bands that will swarm your radios this summer, and considering they’ve got fuck all songs, “Summer of Decay’ is a pretty good indication of the upwards direction that this band are heading. There’s a plethora of young, indie bands just trying to break the market etc. cliche gabba gabba hey. But The Essentials genuinely show talent and enthusiasm in their music, and so for that, the hat gets tipped off to them for starting strong. As for ‘Summer of Decay’ itself…well, it’s like a toned down version of a Violent Soho track with a heavy infusion of pop, so yeah, it’s pretty great.