Satchmode makes love longed synth based pop music that definitely echoes contemporaries such as Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, and DWNTWN, but hiding just below the surface is clever word play and solid pop arrangements that most artists struggle with – and Don’t Give Up On Me is a glaring example of the bands proficiency working within the pop milieu. Perhaps this is a stretch for doppelganger status, but these same type of songs were being cranked out in the mid 1980’s – and it is with that in mind that we pick Eddie Money (especially his mid 1980’s output). The arrangements are tight and the subject matter quite similar.
For your consideration
Peace in our Time