With Queens of the Stone Age in the middle of a UK arena tour, we’ve decided to highlight
five of the bands best tracks for this edition of "Fives".
We've got the new EP from Yorkshire riff merchants NOSE right here! Take a listen to 'Sick
Continuing our Reuben theme from last week’s Fives and in celebration of frontman Jamie Lenman’s new double solo album, we take a look at two of the albums for "Versus". Its
‘Racecar Is Racecar Backwards' against 'In Nothing We Trust'.
Calgary's debut EP 'Fight Fire With Fire' is a bright, warming collection of indie pop songs.
With comparisons to Hellogoodbye and John Mayer, the four tracks showcase a band with pop sensibilities and plenty of potential to breakthrough. We caught up with the band to find out more.
Returning with their first album in six years, 'Balancing' sees Hertfordshire’s The October Game showcase dynamic growth and versatility with a brooding undertone throughout. Already Heard recently spoke to Luke Williams and Nick Kozuch to discuss the album in
more detail; the writing process, its various packages, and working with Scylla Records.
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts and with a sound that is reminiscent of early 2000’s Vagrant Records (The Get Up Kids, Saves The Day and The Anniversary) and a mixture of male-female vocals, Save Ends bring a well-round, refreshing take on harmonious indie pop punk on 'Strength Vs. Will.'
From the start 'Time and Tarnish' sets the standard with subtly emo-driven guitars nicely complimenting the duo vocal play from Christine Atturio and Brendan Cahill, a trait that is thankfully consistent throughout especially on 'Sweet Defeat.'
Throughout 'Strength Vs. Will' the quintet provide comforting blasts of hook-filled emo pop punk that are well balanced and don’t lose momentum; the uplifting ‘Settling Here’ neatly gives way to the rich sounding 'Resurrection Hub' which also thrives off the layered duel vocal melodies.
Although the slight Tigers Jaw comparison exists here and there, its the bands bright choruses and overall clear, resonating sound that makes 'Strength Vs. Will' essential listen.
It wouldn’t surprise me if this unsigned band are snapped up soon, as its clearly evident from 'Strength Vs. Will' that Save Ends are bound for bigger things.
'Strength Vs. Will' by Save Ends is available as a pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp.
Words by Sean Reid (@SeanReid86)