Almost reaching the six-minute mark, this is a composition with direct, unwavering intention. There’s a story at work, and STEREOSIGHT have committed to expressing that by whatever means necessary.
There’s a hint of Awolnation to the use of contrast here, the sudden drop from quietness into immense power and fuzz. At other times, the lead vocals lean towards the more classic rock and roll stars from way back when – Led Zeppelin, AC/DC.
The whole set-up feels brilliantly nostalgic, awesomely passionate – proceeding to whisper then scream out on behalf of your anxieties; always melodically, always with a certain poetic lyrical intention that again feels genuinely new.
In short, Tragedy Channel have crafted something unexpected – something that caters to our desire to re-live the nineties; those alternative rock hits that surprised and satisfied in ways we could never have predicted.
Book Of Shame are categorically an act who skillfully walk the line between eclectic and self-assured – knowing precisely who they are, how they want to sound, yet also offering up a consistently interesting and often surprising album that never once becomes tiresome.
Effected vocals detail an intimate and somewhat harrowing story-line, laying bare a mid-album Nirvana vibe in many ways – these short phrases, rhyming couplets that kick hard and leave plenty of space for reflection in between.
Tthis track is utterly individual, compelling and worthy of listening time and discussion. It’s merits are thought-provoking, visceral and genuinely interesting.
The Persian Leaps are an alternative rock band offering high energy and anthem-like, almost noughties indie or BritPop songwriting that runs riot through this new album.
The project’s title-track takes up nine minutes with its powerfully atmospheric intensity and story-line. Layers of heavy metal meet with a tribal rhythm and a vocal soaked in theatrics and strangely intriguing references.
There’s a certain vulnerability and juxtaposing passion to everything they do, which ignites a sense of nostalgia and a renewed belief in the power of alternative rock music.
Brad Geiger’s latest project boldly brings together his vast background in music & his unconfined love for numerous genres & creative freedom. Feeling partly like there’s a party next door – but there’s manic uncertainty to pass through before you reach it.
Around the nineties and early noughties, rock and even general music fans united in the scream and freedom of bands like Pearl Jam, Audioslave, Rage, Green Day – all with unique sounds, yet all offering something decidedly pure, loud, energetic, and of substance. They had something new to say, and they had a new way … Continued