Tag: love

DIVENIRE – WONDERLAND – REVIEW

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How many bands have you heard of from Stoke-On-Trent? The answer is probably few. This is about to change. Divenire are setting themselves a platform, releasing their debut EP ‘Wonderland’ to an audience of new listeners. Presenting themselves as ‘Goosebump inducing, emotionally powerful indie rock’, how far do the 4-piece live up to this expectation?
As far as emotional conveyance in the EP, ‘Captain of The Sea’ is an immensely strong contender. Storytelling is a side to Divenire merely scratched upon in single ‘Caravan’, but never truly delved into now. Weaving ambient guitars with echoic waves of backing vocals, the heart-wrenching story of a man and his fatal love and longing for the sea comes to life. Yet, if one issue is to be pointed out with the release, it is with the sound of the tracks. The depth is somewhat lost by the track’s compression, losing some of the layering. ‘S.I.A.R’ showing this issue the most and while not a major issue, is something to learn from.
Simplicity is a factor found in the EP, with ‘Old Oak Tree’ presenting what on the outside looks to be a simple backing. Simple drum patterns with repeating guitar leads graze the tracks outer layers. Yet, blend these separate components together and the track almost gives off an ambiance of colour. A talent emerging through this EP is the bands ability to balance simplicity and complexity. Presenting this in a way that doesn’t form a neutral middle-ground, but instead juxtaposes one another through each track. Take ‘Mercy’, a slow-burn bonus track with an opening simplicity, emerging into a layered, complex track in its prime. Like most tracks, the soft tones veiled in the undertones of the EP build the atmosphere around Wonderland release. Surrounded in what should be aura of sadness, the EP’s title track still offers an upbeat musical style in its chorus. But still adding a sub-conscious sadness in its depth.
Divenire have produced their own ‘Wonderland’ of storytelling, emotion and truth. There are improvements , but there are for any release. A relaxing listen with substance there should you wish to find it.
Rating: 9/10
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BEAUMONT – HONESTLY – REVIEW

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Back with a knack for passion and musicality come britrock band Beaumont. After touring with many bands such as Roam, A Loss For Words and State Champs and their outstanding previous release of ‘Nothing’ in 2016, the band have progressed to release their second EP ‘Honestly’ on September 15th 2017. Continue reading “BEAUMONT – HONESTLY – REVIEW”

MAKEOUT DROP SECOND SINGLE OFF ‘THE GOOD LIFE’

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Pop-rock band Makeout have just released their second single ‘Secrets’ off their upcoming album ‘The Good Life’.

The little acoustic track is certainly no secret anymore and you can check it out below! Continue reading “MAKEOUT DROP SECOND SINGLE OFF ‘THE GOOD LIFE’”

HOUSE OF HATCHETS – THE GRIND – REVIEW

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House of Hatchets are a alternative metal band based in Edinburgh, UK. After their release of EP ‘The Grind’ back in May 2017, the band have already found some popularity after being featured on one of Macho Grande Podcast’s alongside heavy metal band ‘While She Sleeps’.

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STARVE TO SURVIVE – LIFE//LOSS – REVIEW

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British metalcore band Starve To Survive are ready to leave their mark on the metal music scene after the release of their debut EP ‘Life//Loss’ back in December 2016. Continue reading “STARVE TO SURVIVE – LIFE//LOSS – REVIEW”