In commemoration of the end of their four year long hiatus, the four piece rock band’s first EP will be officially available for streaming and download on Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp from the 4th April 2018 onwards.
Link to Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/
The four-track EP is filled with sounds that are reminiscent of popular alternative rock tunes from the 90’s, with each song having its own unique melody and hook – all backed by dynamic guitar riffs and a steady beat. Although the EP was conceived prior to their absence, production only began in late 2017 due to National Service commitments.
The first track, “Wrong Side of the Sun” ushers in the EP with an explosive combination of gritty vocals and old-school punk stylings, climaxing with a classic rock guitar solo. The song conveys Darren’s (Frontman) frustration with the lack of pop elements in their music. The lead singer was always skeptical that the band would be able to attain international recognition due to the genre of music they played.
The pace slows down with “Sunbird”, an anthemic rock song and is named after the street adjacent to Gabriel’s (Bassist) estate. The lyrics capture the essence of the friendship that the band shares, and is intended to evoke a feeling of nostalgia in the listener.
“Misery” enchants the listener with a catchy, relatable heartfelt singalong tune. It is a song about Darren’s close friend, who was going through a bad time in his life. Despite the amount of support received from those around him, Darren’s (Frontman) friend seemed most comforted by his own sadness, his own misery.
The EP ends with “I’ll Stick With You”, a punchy four-chord blitz. It is a love song which was inspired by a comic strip that Darren (Frontman) saw about the reproductive cycle of anglerfish, and talks about sticking with someone for life.
All songs were recorded and mixed by Aeonix Productions and mastered by Sonicwerkz Production. All songs written, arranged and performed by Mannequins. 2018