You can never say that the Britons can’t rock, it’s actually very much their cup of tea!
Lovebreakers set the example with their first single ‘Eye Roller’, an easy-listening alternative rock ballad that hints to a full-length album that apparently the Birmingham quartet is currently working on.
If you like Oasis’ and The Replacements’ open chords, ‘Eye Roller’ will satisfy you with its crunch strumming and melodic riffs overlaid on an upbeat pop tempo that makes your head cheerfully swing back and forth to the rhythm. Indie-ish (dare I say) vocals and honest and straightforward lyrics, you can’t help but sing along “guess what’s over, your eye-roller.”
Head over to Spotify and hit play on ‘Eye Roller.’
Review by Jim Esposito.
If you draw a Venn diagram of exploratory music, where the intersection between technical metal, progressive and post-rock occurs you won’t find a whole lot of bands, but you will find Colors in Mind. With their latest release, Yugen Peaks they build their sound on a wonderfully fluid post-rock template, one that eschews the 4/4 signature and rigid verse-chorus ethic of traditional rock and instead wanders its own musical journey, often lingering in one lush musical landscape before flitting through more minimal territory, languishing in gentle, bucolic beauty and then climbing dramatic peaks.
It isn’t hard to see this approach as a modern day progressive classical music, the instruments may have been updated from the traditional format but the symphonic nature of the music is obvious to all. And l it tells its story as much through symphonic sound as it does the lyrics, it maybe be a less obvious, less direct method, but it is no less heart tugging, emotive and effective. It is music of the heart and soul, requiring total immersion. Whilst most music contains its own user manual amongst its beats and notes, one that tells the listener exactly how to interpret the message, this is more about osmosis, a vibe to be soaked up and ingested.
Paper Sweaters bring back the dynamic sound of Pop-Punk with their brand new single, NLBM.
The track immediately strikes for its amazing guitar tone. The overdrives are creamy, saturated and crunchy, going for a full on wall of sound that has a lot of character to it.
The drums come in full-on, going for a massive tone, immediately echoing the work of artists such as Blink-182, MxPx, or Green Day.
Paper Sweaters managed to create a song that feels authentic, direct and driven, a great return to the “less is more” philosophy, proving that a few simple elements in a mix can do wonders when it comes to create energy and momentum in a song. Paper Sweaters stay true to their melodic punk roots, with energy, vibrancy and melody, combined into one package.
The band has a special way to combine their passion for classic Pop-Punk with a more modern and personable approach, giving them a very distinctive sound and a unique formula.