The raw energy and vibrancy of real rock and roll is well and truly due a comeback right about now; The Former Knights are undoubtedly working on that for all of us.
It’s a raw sound, it sounds live – something you don’t get too much of these days. You can hear the band in real time, and the unity between the bass, the guitars, the melody, and the drums – a brilliant performance on the drums – is easy to get on board with.
Some of the most common mistakes we make in life are those which are just so naturally human but that, at the time, make us feel like we’re the only ones going that way. This song addresses issues & recurring negative thoughts in a way that makes you feel part of something, more normal perhaps; less alone.
In among a world of squeaky clean, electronically built records, this release brings about the familiar tones of a simpler time for music fans who miss the way that felt.
The band don’t follow the expected structures in their songwriting, their music could veer off at any moment down some instrumentally expressive pathway, and when it does – you’re more than likely to welcome & embrace the ride.
It’s a powerful playlist in itself, in all honesty. The louder you listen, the more immersive the experience becomes. It’s authentic, heartfelt music to escape to.
The sound has a flawless melodic flow to it, so much so that it seems likely a live show would have you standing in awe at the purity and colour of it.
As the song evolves, the music grows brighter & more intense, the energy levels sky-rocket, and the passion in the delivery reaches powerful new heights.
The industry is right behind those acts that dress in dungarees with moustaches howling down the mic, which is great but I feel like we’re not introducing anything new. Time for a greek guitar slinger to stand & sing about KFC & Uber, don’t ya think 😉
The guitar work is perfect, simple yet effective, instantly recognisable after even just a single listen. Soon enough, the song’s lyrics start to take hold, sinking in with the emotional depth of something incredibly real & heartfelt.
Exactly the band to make you remember what it is to be human. Every note is flawlessly hit. Every aspect of their sound is perfectly cobbled together to make a beautiful, terrifying, screaming, soaring single built to wake a generation asleep at the wheel.
Tom Esch brings together the energy & guitar work of indie-rock anthems, and the emotionally heart-felt expression of a solo singer-songwriter, with his latest single.