Lost In Motion

Lost in Motion, or LIM for short, hail form Shrewsbury in Shropshire and have been in existence a mere nine months. Founding members Alex Byrne, guitar, bassist Joe Byrne (I’m guessing they are brothers) and drummer Lewys Rees enlisted vocalist Jess Pritchard to complete the line-up and have been busy ever since recording their, as yet unnamed, debut album. They list Nirvana, Sound Garden, Puddle of Mud and Alice in Chains as influences and as yet their presence online is fairly limited, but that could all change with the release of their first single, “Midas Touch” recorded at Gospel Oak Studios in Warwickshire.

Lost In Motion

The song gradually fades in with a heavily treated guitar and creeping bass line, setting the mood for Jess to rail against some dastardly chap who can’t commit to relationships and thinks he has the “Midas Touch” when it comes to picking up the opposite sex, a pretty common scenario there I suspect for a lot of women. The band ups the intensity on the catchy chorus before reining it in for a second verse that climaxes with another chorus and a nice meaty solo from Alex. They bring proceedings to a close with a repeated chorus finale overlaid with more pyrotechnics from the guitarist. It’s a great song with an interesting arrangement that is enhanced by a well thought out, robust production courtesy of Barry Bayliss. Not quite grunge as inferred by their choice of listening material, more an alt-rock belter that deserves a wide audience. “Midas Touch” is available free from Soundcloud, so there is no excuse not to give it a listen.


Words by John Cherry.

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