Premiere: The Slightlys, ‘Go Getter’

The Slightlys
The Slightlys

The Slightlys are young, real young. But their early singles show a preternatural gift for melody and harmony, not to mention the blissful earnestness of teenaged songwriter Finneas O’Connell (Alistair on “Glee”). The quartet — O’Connell along with guitarist Robby Fitzpatrick, bassist/violinist Darius Dudley II and drummer David Marinelli — met at a battle of the bands at Club Nokia in 2012 (none of them was on a winning band, by the way, but as the Slightlys they won the following year). They are following up two recent singles (last fall’s “Desperate Measures” and January’s “A Warning”) with the new tune, “Go Getter,” part of a four-song EP made with producer/engineer Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Night Riots, HUNNY). It’s indicative of the Slightlys’ power-pop chops — they unapologetically called their music “pop ’n’ roll,” after all. O’Connell says he hopes his songs “inspire people to never stop working on the things they love and to remember that although being patient sucks, you’ll need to be patient if you want things to turn out right.”

||| Stream: “Go Getter”

||| Live: The Slightlys perform Saturday at the Chinese New Year Festival in Chinatown.