Nature’s Child are likely to get you hooked to their sound pretty quickly if you were once in any way connected to the alternative rock bands of the nineties & early noughties. Think Brand New, Jimmy Eat World – the former in particular when it comes to this single.
Nothing ever goes quite the way you expect it to, and yet that quickly becomes one of their most enjoyable characteristics. Expect big things from these guys, both recording-wise & in the way of live shows.
The structure & the long-form melody of the verses connects intensely. The lyrics are great, the song has a concept & an idea that it sticks to throughout. As the music builds, the entire band work hard to reach this united height of passion & power.
Monkey Mind are a band who showcase a creative fusion of classic, progressive rock & something a little more nu-metal-inspired. Their self-titled EP drives with impressive musicianship & cleverly contrasted performances that hold tight to your interest & allow heavy hook sections to hit with impact.
A huge effort from Through Infinity, crossing borders between genres but always driving with heart & thoughtful songwriting. There are more than a few stand out riffs & moments within the piece to keep listeners coming back for more.
Even having heard the project in full, there’s a lot left to the imagination – there are still many questions about the meanings of these songs & the feelings involved in the creative process; as was often the case with genuine grunge & alternative rock music.
Not since the days of Incubus & System Of a Down has a band taken to such unpredictable, deeper than deep, observational & reflective songwriting, particularly not alongside of such entrancing & skillful musicianship.
A totally memorable song that cleverly narrates the potentially negative effects of certain types of music on human behavior & even intelligence. The whole attitude & approach of the track seems perfectly catered to that concept.
Expect rock & roll, jazz, soul, indie, blues, meandering instrumentals & deeply provocative or hilariously quirky lyrical observations. Press play at the start of the party, or wait until everyone’s gone home – in either case, the music has your back.
Whatever your expectations may be when delving into a new project from a solo artist, the detail & depth of this will blow them out of the water.
The song takes advantage of the entire musical structure of songwriting, utilising each moment to imprint ideas & a certain mood onto those who hear it.
There’s a realness to the songs, half of which makes your thoughts wonder, half of which gives a rush of adrenaline & subsequently calms you to your core.