Eddie K - Serial Killer (ft. Minus & Beezy)
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I'm excited... I've been away from this for far too long, and the only positive we can take from that is that my itunes library is about to piss its pants. So here's some filth to set the tone for this year. P.S. I've now managed to get super fast broadband in the technological blackspot of Australia (that's the reason I went quiet for a month, 'cos I was chucking a man period over the upload speeds) but now it's all good, I promise you lot more of this.
Eddie K - Serial Killer (ft. Minus & Beezy)
Talay Riley - Sergeant Smash (Roksonix Remix)
Terravita - Up in the Club
Rihanna - Only Girl (Mr. Larssons 'the one' remix) (P.s. Not even I could do this much filth to Rihanna, this is definitely the one)
Crystal Clear & Zen - Heavy - And a bit of D 'n' B to finish it off, never say I don't spoil you.
Ok so lets jump straight into it, the EP on the whole has a fairly epic feel, in terms of the flow and musicality, the vocals are similarly very good and a pleasure to listen to. Considering the act has only been together since 2009 (formed in Colchester) they have released an EP in 2010 ‘Don’t expect a rescue’ and the single ‘Alois’ to accompany it. They have followed up that EP in stunning fashion.
The interludes between the tracks work really well and give the 'A Kiss From Nyx' a great continuity, they remind me a lot of the interludes from Madina Lakes first record ‘From Them, Through Us, To You.’ The riffs are really catchy and hark back to the early Funeral For A Friend sound, the ‘Casually Dressed…’ era. This post hardcore genre is growing and growing in popularity at the moment. With bands like Young Guns, We Are The Ocean etc really pushing this type of music forward, so if you like either of those you will really enjoy this.
Vocally they sound similar in parts to something like The Academy is… but they are musically opposite to a band like that. I’m not simply trying to compare this act to others because they have no identity of their own, that’s not the case. I just want to give people an idea of how they sound. This is of course purely subjective, but what I am trying to do is describe how they sound at first listen.
As ‘A Kiss From Nyx’ progresses through its duration, its begins with ‘Home Is A Working Title’ followed by ‘211 Kramer.’ These two tracks are very anthemic, in terms of choruses and certain parts to the songs, which are highlighted by the backing vocals. You can imagine the sections being chanted in time by the fans. These two get the EP off to a great start, and you will really find yourself picking the words up and singing along. When I mentioned progression ‘A Kiss From Nyx’ seems to reach a climax in the final song ‘Dark Days Part 2’ which opens with an explosive start, a start that is noticeably more in your face than the rest of the tracks. You can just imagine that it really is a song to get the crowd going, circle pits galore I would assume! The EP as a whole is so well produced that I am very intrigued to see the band live, merely to see if they can perform as well in the flesh.
The band have already been heavily tipped by Rock Sound, featuring in the January issue as ‘one to watch for 2011’. They also will appear in February’s edition via the CD, which is a great way to get a taste of how they sound before this EP is released. I would have to agree with the hype surrounding them; they completed a full UK tour in December and are touring again at the moment across London, Brighton and Essex.
Day of the sirens can be found on all good social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace! And the EP is available worldwide from the 14th of February. If you’re into alternative rock, post – hardcore or under whatever heading you want to label it, I believe you will really enjoy this awesome five song EP.
Check out a teaser of the EP below!
Sorry that it has taken so long to post something new, we took a well deserved christmas break! But will be roaring back with lots of new and exciting stuff for 2011!
But for now I leave you with this weeks Medway Gig Guide, as heard on Fizzer's radio show. Monday's 8 till 10. www.fizzersradioshow.com
Gig Guide: Monday 10th Jan 2011:
· Archie Wah Wahs: Wednesday 12th Jan @ The Bedford, Balham.
· Hobo Jones + The Junkyard Dogs: Thu 13th Jan @ The Eagle Tavern, Rochester.
· This Empire/Balance Lost/One Eleven Edmund/Jamie+The Portraits: Fri 14th Jan @ The Command House, Chatham.
· Stuart Turner and The Flat Earth Society: Sat 15th Jan @ Rip This Joint, The Constitution, 42 St. Pancras Way, Camden
· LOWD + Support: Sat 15th Jan @ The Beacon Court, Gillingham.
· Los Salvadores + Son of Kirk: Monday 17th Jan @ The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs.
· Theatre Royal (Next full band gig): Suburban Kings, Friday 4th February @ The Command House, Chatham.
Enjoy! - Vizzle.