Following the success of their Out Of The Blue EP last year, UK rock band the blueveils are set to push things further with new single Quiet Riot. The three track single is more of the same which made their previous release an enterprising and openly enjoyable proposition and like the EP sits well within the well-established parameters and sounds of alternative and indie rock. The trio of songs again are not worrying any boundaries but once more show the band to be an easy to engage with and thoroughly enjoyable companion.
Hailing from Harrow, the quintet of vocalist Will Jackson, guitarists Craig Kirrane and Sean Durkan, bassist Adrian Rhoades, and drummer Martin Kirrane, has earned a strong reputation for their energetic live shows which has seen them thrill audiences across venues such as Water Rats, Barfly, and Dublin Castle across the UK. A wider awareness still awaits the band though their EP certainly did them no harm and the same can be said about the single, a release which without admittedly stretching their limits offers very more than decent rock n roll.
Quiet Riot immediately puts the ear at ease, the song like a returning old friend which brings pleasure and satisfaction with their undemanding company. Energetic without being urgent the track offers addictive hooks, of which one has a whisper of Altered Images to its melodic invitation, and a relatively raucous graze of riffs which in combination with the firm rhythms and expressive vocals ensures the song holds the listener in a keen grip.
Second song on the release is Odyssey which for personal tastes stands out above the other pair of tracks. With a deep resonating bass lure throughout and a jangly essence to the riffs, the song has a punk pop breath to its infectious dance upon the ear. Every aspect of the song shows that the band whilst still missing that distinctive voice to their sound which sets them apart from the rest, know how to craft a song which can find a lingering place within the listener.
The closing Waiting Around like the opener is a familiar but fresh slice of rock. It has a small americana feel to its tone and a subdued energy but again leaves a more than happy satisfaction with its presence. The song like the single as a whole is arguably a lost opportunity as throughout there are glimpses of an individual stance from the band but the sparks are never truly realised, yet it is still a release which connects and satisfies with ease.
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