After the release of their first single “Copernicus Falls” from their upcoming EP “Take Back Tomorrow”, there’s never been a more opportune time to jump on the indulgently nihilistic rigorously catchy tones of She Burns Red.
Before I start to tell you how the angularly-crafted guitars cut through the anthemically cavernous bouncing instrumentals etc. I should probably tell you that the Edinburgh-based four-piece could never be defined by their sound alone. Instead, they set themselves apart through their magnanimous energy which is infectious enough to let your chest cavities know about it.
While the candidly dark lyrics are busy riling you with resonant all-too-familiar frustrations in life, the melody will be he hard at work burrowing down like one of the most indignant Hard Rock earworms you’ve ever known. With Andy Moore’s whiskey-soaked warmly inviting yet fiercely convictive vocals along with James McCulloch’s clean tensile vocal nuances, there was an insane amount of alchemic chemistry on each track.
Unlike most emotion-driven rock, She Burns Red don’t create evocatively high octane music to leave you in a pit of morose apathy once you’ve ingested the visceral emotion which inspired the tracks. Instead, their music is a not so gentle olive branch to pull you away from self-pity. As well as being a dynamic record in terms of sound, each single will leave you exposed to a new piece of the artist’s souls. From wistful lament to frustrative defiance, Take Back Tomorrow offers it all and more.
I’m not even ashamed to say that tears were shed listening to the second track on the EP “Crosshairs”. Not even the searing technical riffs could offer any consolation. The release was an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. And with producer Toby Jepson in charge of production, She Burns Red was able to relay their notorious high-energy live performance style onto the record.
We’re more than blown away. We feel like we’ve been through an aural category 5 hurricane.
You can check out the lyric video to Copernicus Falls via YouTube now.
And you can head on over to Bandcamp to pre-order their EP Take Back Tomorrow which is due for official release on February 1st from Bandcamp.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast