Review for Abberline- Breathe Out E.P.
I must admit after loading this E.P. up for a listen, the first track didn’t pull me in as much as I’d hoped, and after I’d listened to the whole thing, I still didn’t see where it fitted within the track order, it was the second track High Time that started to pull me in with its pleasingly indie foot-tapping melodic nature. The tracks that follow are a nice little collection, with some nice contrasts throughout. “Breath Out’ especially is a nice mix of angst-y understated vocals with sparse slow crescendo of the whole song in an etheral solo Jonny Greenwood might give nod of appreciation towards. Citing ‘Kings of Leon’ as one of their influences, and there is a definitely a sprinkling of ‘Followhill’ throughout.
Overall ‘Breathe Out E.P.’ has a very raw sound to it, not displeasingly so, but definite room for improvement production wise. This can be forgiven though the songs shine through for what they are, a true representation of the sort of live show you could expect, definitely worth a gander live if their E.P. is anything to go by. You can hear that this band has a lot to give in the future judging by this solid preliminary collection, my ears await…
IMM Rating: 7/10
you can find more from this band and listen to their E.P. at: facebook.com/abberline.band