Another demo, another review, another act to strengthen the ever-increasing claims that the Essex music scene has little to offer the rest of the country, never mind the rest of the world. This 5-piece are technically very talented musicians - I cannot deny that - and from guitar to bass to vocals & drums, all are top-quality and tight, but everything the band produce is stolen from someone else and not even slightly tweaked; completely carbon-copied!
The band's influences aren't so much on their sleeve as in the branding all over the shirt and on the tags telling you which designer produced the said article. Opening track 'Pace' could have been written and performed by Reef, 'Eachother' by Ocean Colour Scene and, most criminal of all, 'Set The World Alight' is the most blatant rip off of the Crowded House classic 'Weather With You' I have ever heard!
With all 4 tracks recorded live, the quality of this demo is of outstanding quality recording-wise and kudos for that. As I have already said, musically they are technically fantastic - that is where the 2 1/2 stars come from. But the other 2 1/2 are for originality, excitement and that 'X-factor', and currently these guys possess none of that.
5Colin Weston's Score