At the start of 2014 we were blew away by a new release, with a compelling anthemic sound build around crisp and catchy guitar licks, thumping drums and an instantly contagious chorus.The band was AUDIO SUBSCENE, the track Soul for sale and now the band have released a follow-up in the shape of an EP entitled ‘MINDBLOWER’, four tracks full of stunning guitar intros, dynamic drum beats, and evocative vocals.
Audio Subscene, who describe themselves as ‘a hard working and down to earth Rock & Roll outfit’, are from Hull and consist of Nick McNee on Lead Guitar and vocals, Stuart Crouch, Rhythm Guitar and vocals, Liam Perkins, Bass Guitar and Sam Fulstow on Drums.The band formed in 2011 and released their debut four track EP ‘TALES OF A TWISTED TIME’ in July 2013. The band have a reputation of being a great live band, they have recently supported another up and coming band The Sherlocks, as well as Mississippi band The Weeks.
MINDBLOWER kicks off in fine style with All’s Not Lost’, this thrilling track grabs you from the start as rollicking guitar riffs kick in and the quietly powerful vocals of McNee climb in to the song. Built round a pulsating heavy melody of guitars and drumbeats, the track unleashes an infectious rousing chorus that will made you sit up and listen. The second track ‘Keep It Together’ has more urgency, another killer intro leads into an insistent, addictive rhythm with a ‘Keep it together,keep it together now’ shoutout chorus and some stunning tight and melodic guitar solos. The pace is slowed down with Don’t Think About it as McNee’s ‘more reflective and thoughtful’ vocal comes to the fore shifting the excellent guitar work to the background. The final track is the title track Mindblower and the longest, coming in at over five and half minutes. Just as they should, the band finishes on a high, with the vocals perfectly working in tandem with the instrumentals to deliver a rousing, arms in the air style anthem, a song that collides between gorgeous melodies and the most primal rock guitar urges. Audio Subscene are definitely a band on the up with this briliant EP, buy it at itunes and check out their next live dates on Facebook and Twitter.
Article courtesy of alternativetracks.com/
Audio Subscene + White Orchid + Fronteers play The Adelphi on Saturday 14th March. Advance tickets are £5 available from http://www.ticketline.co.uk/audio-subscene#bio