Sunday, 27 January 2013

Today we are in West London for 5 piece, Alternative Rock  band Paladins! I first got to know this band through Twitter.
This is there five song EP: Prologue.
Bitter For Better,
The first thing I notice about the song are the guitar riffs, hard, fast and amazing to listen to! I would love to see them and watch them do it live. The song reminded me a little of Pierce The Veil though I think that was because they both have such epic guitars! Everything about the song is big and powerful from the vocals, to the lyrics and the of course not forgetting the drums! The catchy chaos that hooks you in, so before you know it you'll have listened to whole EP and fall in love with it...
Everything To Gain,
starts off quite softly but at about 20 seconds in the guitars riffs get faster, the drums and bass comes in and it all kind of explodes into a rock heaven in your ears but that only lasts a few seconds before going softer again. Now Lewis vocals join the fun, his style of singing is very strong,  powerful  and really get me wanting to sing along, though they did remind of the Alex McCable of Silver Story! Lyrics are... I can't quite think of the right words! 'Don't be afraid, to the Phoenix to the flame' they're just fantastic, so strong and bold. I wanted to join in and sing my heart out with them.
The song speeds up ans slows down at the perfect time, everything comes together in amazing way. Second song in and already in love it!
Settle Down, Kids,
Imagine a song that sound like a mix Lower That Atlantis, Young Guns and Pierce The Veil and you're about close to how epic this song sounds! There is only thing I would say about this song, is that Lewis's vocals are not as clever as they have been but apart from that I love all of it. The lyrics are a little darker with 'We're coming for the likes of you' but the fit the harder guitar riffs and drums,
Prologue is turning out to be a amazingly epic EP that I wouldn't be forgetting any time soon!
The Brave,
So.Many.Epic.Guitar.Riffs. Yep they're are so many just in this song! Foot tapping, fingers, drumming and trying not to sing though god I want to. It's one of those songs that's fast and full of power and energy, and with catchy lyrics and brilliant vocals it's another perfect song, I'm seriously impressed with Paladins I knew it was going to be good but this good? I had no idea.
My Hometown Sleeps,
Pierce The Veil is my first thought, it's the guitars again! This song seems heavier, the vocals lower and again not as clear but I love the power in Lewis's voice. The drums in this song are brilliant, fast, crashing with a real rock beat. Everyone song on this EP has been amazing and this one is no exception, Paladins have an incredible style of Alternative Rock that's powerful, catchy, full of energy it's one of the best EP's I've heard for a long time!

One day I hope to see them live so I can hear these amazing tracks at their best, though I don't know if they can get much better.

Paladins I applaud you, this was perfect.

Have a listen yourself to hear what I've been going on about!
And go hit them up on Facebook:
Em xxx

Monday, 14 January 2013

Sorry it's been sooo long since I've done this but I've been busy (Yeah I'm as surprised as you are!)  But today I'm back with five piece, indie crush The WillPower from London, I first heard of the band from the vocalist Daniel through Facebook.
These are the demos of some of the songs from their EP!
You Know What I Did Last Summer,
It's light, fun song, quite poppy and as the name suggests it's a summery song. The guitars are catchy, the drums are quick pasted and having me tapping my foot, vocals are unique and that's one of my favourite things the fact that Daniels voice is different and wow he can sing fast! Another one of my favourite things are the lyrics, the way they tell a story and I don't get annoyed that it's too repetitive and I can sing along (If I can keep up..) Though this song has something familiar about it that I can't pit down it's quite a unique song and it's obvious to see these people have talent.
Take Me Out,
Fast, catchy and lyrics you can sing along with, what's not to like? Honestly not a lot. It took me a few times to understand what Daniel was singing in some places but about from that I can't think of anything I didn't like! It's was fast, it's powerful, it'll get stuck in your head, it's different and the lyrics are again telling a story, and it's one of the best things about the band as a whole.
I hope to see WillPower live one day as I'm sure if there live performances are as fun and energetic as the recordings I'd be in for one hell of a show.
The highly anticipated EP comes out later this year! And I can't wait to own these fantastic tracks.
Listen :
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Em xxx