Kicking off with the explosive blues-rock swagger of Killing Heroes, Initial Mass leave their mark pretty quickly on this latest album, fusing the raw rock energy of bands like The Black Keys with a more traditional, performance-based rock hook and rise-up to it.
Howl! offer such honest ideas & even vulnerabilities, as well as reflections on life, love, and everything in between – all while continuously impressing musically & vocally. The sound is everything it needs to be, and a live show would almost certainly prove unforgettable for contemporary & classic rock fans alike.
“I think as a collective we have a fair amount of experience performing live so we should be able to conjure some thunder and cast some spells of rock n roll hell onstage!”
Some Kind Of Voodoo opens up the playlist and kicks things off with a bang, seeing the band fuse a structurally complex and somewhat grunge-like aura with a melodic development and leading vocal that feel way more prog-rock and performance-based than anything else.
Color and Contrast is a really strong collection of rock tracks, making for a playlist that feels something like a greatest hits album. There’s a striking sense of identity and confidence to Underwood’s delivery, and his songwriting is easily captivating and often familiar enough that the songs feel like slept on classics.
An awesomely intentional, hard-hitting and brilliantly authentic rock track, from a band who we should all be grateful are making their way back on to the world’s music scenes.
Microcosms stylishly tumble through the speakers for this single, showcasing chaotic indie rock riffs and a grunge-like leading voice that sees the track slowly but surely gather strength and momentum as it fills the room.
Troy Petty has evidently mastered being musically true to his own artistic and expressive needs, offering up an album of original songs that pour through with absolute creative freedom yet a clear passion for and connection to the very process of writing and performing.
Remorsefully Numb as a band undoubtedly present an impressive level of unity – the sections of the song offer notable complexity in terms of musicianship & performance, reinforcing the fact that a festival or bigger indie stage would be the perfect setting in which to witness the song & the band in real time.
The song offers an underlying sentiment that seems fairly inspiring and of depth – the poetic references intertwine with the inclusion of ‘you’, inviting the listener to consider these ideas, these instances of advice, and to feel the embrace of the music as its weight and intensity fills the room.
Love Ghost are fast becoming one of the most interesting and engaging rock bands to emerge during this re-igniting of the genre. Nothing speaks more in favour of that than this latest single.
Fusing the better parts of their punk-pop approach with infectious melodies, stunning musicality, an EDM-like level of energy and a superbly detailed soundscape, the song rightfully showcases Reality Suite as the unstoppable force that they are.