- Former editor of ThrashHits.com. Former writer for Kerrang! and Prog.
I wrote about music for 15 years. I've written for people like the BBC, The Guardian, Kerrang!, Drowned in Sound, Classic Rock, Prog, and Metal Hammer. I also ran a very successful heavy music blog called Thrash Hits, which is still super cool.
- music industry, music licensing, music promotion, music festivals, live events, editing, music writing, music licensing / syncing, music writing / blogging, music journalism, writing, music blogging, magazines, music interviews, music reviews
- metal, hard rock, heavy metal, punk, hardcore, rock, classic rock, singer/songwriter, music, post-hardcore, psychedelic rock, black metal, thrash metal, soccer, post punk, post-rock, pop punk, metalcore, glam rock, progressive rock
- London / LA
This starts with a cool riff. It reminds me a lot of the indie rock with dark content that used to masquerade as insanely bright and fun tunes from 15-20 years ago or so. I think you've got a great future ahead of you. I hope you find a good touring band and get a good team around you. This is great.
I'm a big prog fan so this is already in my favored style. The riffs are crisp but the solos are interesting without being over-complicated. It's not a long song so it doesn't have too far to meander, meaning it remains concise, which I often find is helpful with instrumental tracks. I'd give the rest of the EP a go and I'd probably come to see you live if the venue was fun and not too far away! I bet there's a good concept behind the title, eh? Telling that story as part of the complete music release could mark you out as different from the pack. Don't hide it! There's a market for bands who think deeply about all aspects of their output and cross media to deliver their message.
This is pretty cool chuggy alt-rock with a metallic edge. Sounds like a band that could open for Stone Temple Pilots or Avenged Sevenfold or someone like that on a regional tour. The guitars are good but I'd like the vocals to be a bit higher in the mix and a bit better in general, but this is an ok effort.
It's very nice and chill, which is what I generally associate with Ninja Tune artists. I'd go and see this live if it had some sick AV stuff going on with it. It needs to be something v grand for the live performance but it would elevate it so much. WLTM in LA.