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Friday, 14 September 2012

High/Low - Forty - EP Review

This little gem of an EP is brought to us by a band from Southend, Essex, going by the name of High/Low. It's 6 tracks of brilliant guitar driven indie/rock that should have a place in everyone's record collection.

The first, and title track, and single, Forty, sets the tone for the whole EP, a tiny bit of static before the guitars and drums kick in. it sounds a little like a combination of the likes of Ash, The Charlatans, Oasis, and Nirvana all rolled into one, which may appear on paper a bit odd, but when you hear it, its a very well written and put together track, with an almost anthemic feel to it. Spy Eye continues in the same vane, pounding drums, driving guitars and a great vocal, all brilliant mixed and produced into a great song. There's a change of pace and feel to the start third track, In Flight. That is until the chorus kicks in. the vocals have an almost spiritual feel to them, with a slight psychedelic undertone to the whole track. Sunshine Recorder, Tell Me Something, and Cures, are more of the same, a great mix of guitars, great vocals, and brilliant alround performaces.

If you haven't already got yourself a copy of 'Forty', you can download it from iTunes, and also from Bandcamp.

Below are 2 great alternative versions of the title track 'Forty'

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