This is ‘widescreen rock’- a new angle on a broader canvas.
Introducing four day Hombre the musical sensation hailing from Leeds. As far as demo CD’s go, they just don’t get much better than this one- in fact you’ll be hard pushed to find many EP’s that exceed this in terms of sound quality. The demo, recently championed by Steve Lamacq on Radio 1’s ‘Session Unsigned’ comprises of three tracks taken from their debut EP. It shows their sound versatility, with each and every song crossing into another musical genre, exposing their abundant depth as musicians, singers and songwriters.
Pigeonholing this band is near impossible. They sound like everything yet nothing you may have previously encountered. They are as far embedded in the current scene as they are removed. It’s like this- take all the bands you like and some classic ones as well, place them in a blender, add a whole host of fantastic songs and instrumental sounds, mix with a lot of energy and press the originality button- ladies and gentlemen you have created four day Hombre.
The opening track ‘Christina’s Song’ is an energetic screamer of a track laced with passion, angst and tales of lost love. The song bursts into life after what I would describe as a false beginning, throwing the listener into a false sense of security before gripping them with the powerful vocal display that attributes to the chorus. This song is busy without being cluttered; throughout it is constantly changing direction in terms of both instrumental and vocal set up. Christina’s Song truly has epic potential.
This is followed by the gorgeous acoustic meanderings of ‘Crying Shame’. This tack shows not only the vocal supremacy of lead singers Rich and Si, it also shows the softer approach that four day Hombre melodically adopt. It is a gentle early morning- late night scenario, relaxing and laid back in its soft acoustic grounding. Just lay back and listen.
The final song in this enchanting trio is the almost pop related little number ‘Tenth White Lie’. Built around wavering guitars and organ-esque keyboards this potentially huge song shows that rock and pop can indeed sometimes go hand in hand and well tango! This song blends a range of instruments but is really captured in spirit by what can only be described as its pumping bass line. It is catchy without being annoying. In fact I defy anyone to listen to it without singing along, especially during that final chorus- hombretastic!
So there you have it - four day Hombre, a band leading the northern musical revolution, trust me you will be hearing this band in the very near future…
For more information on releases/ gigs, past, present or future check out www.fourdayhombre.com
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