There seemed to be a rather healthy wave of anticipation for You’ll Find A Way, the debut album from UK alternative rockers Out For Tomorrow and now having had its collection of melodically bred encounters roaming around ears and imagination it is easy to understand why. Consisting of ten skilfully crafted and passionately delivered songs which manage to seduce and incite with resourceful enterprise and vivacious energy, the release provides a richly promising and impressively accomplished full introduction to the Bristol quintet. It is fair to say that the album does not light big fires in the passions at any point across its flowing adventure but it certainly captured the imagination and bred a keen appetite for itself and the band’s horizons.
Taking inspirations from You Me At Six and Taking Back Sunday into their own ideation, influences which make the most potent comparisons across the album also, Out For Tomorrow soon after forming had attentions turning their way with their feisty live performances which including sharing stages with the likes of Lower Than Atlantis and Deaf Havana and then their first EP World On Your Side last year. The release sparked a bigger spotlight across the country and was followed by Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Lee Malia getting in touch with the band, leading to them working on new material together alongside producer Phil Gornell of Steel City Studio. The result is the impressive You’ll Find A Way, an album which stirs up a sizeable impression for itself.
Opening track White Noise emerges with a ticking coaxing, its entrance a timed fuse to an evocative and emotionally intense premise which does not explode but offers a captivating and potent first caress with a magnetic initial lure of chipping stabs and melody soaked flames from guitarists Jack Isaacs and Ashley Scott. The thumping but restrained rhythms of drummer Ben Havercroft also make a strong bait for thoughts and appetite to seize hold of; it all combining for an appealing enticement prowled by the slightly covered but impacting bass of Lee McGarel. The song swells and flows engagingly around the senses but it is the impressive voice and soaring tones of Ben Lumber which seal the deal for a striking start, a beginning just as powerfully and enjoyable continued by Give Me A Reason which flows from within the first song. Holding a punkish breath and sinew to its body, the track like the first casts a potent impression and as it proceeds, it’s stretching arms of melodies and vocal harmonies within a cage of provocative textures only reinforcing the reactions. There is rich infectious air to the song too which persists even within the fiery intensive moments that consume ears.
Both the radiantly contagious Your Shining Star and the vigorously smouldering One Last Time inspire a stronger hunger for their sounds, the first a pop punk seeded croon which again is more than happy to strength its walls with a muscular frame entwined in inventive sonic charm whilst the second spreads from a sultry opening suasion into an emotive blaze which roars and simmers alternatively to tease out reflections. Both songs keep enjoyment high and the album under a firmly attentive gaze, and though originality is not as vivid as the sounds it’s lacking is impressively replaced by the craft and inventive endeavour of the band.
Strike A Match is another song which arrives on a stirring train of intrigue and thrilling enterprise though unlike many others it holds onto its striking character and temptation once the heart bred melodies and harmonies blow hot and powerfully across the landscape of the track. Infusing an almost metallic incitement to its riveting body, the track is a virulent fire of contagiousness and expression which subsequently provides the pinnacle of the album.
The brief You Belong With Me makes for a mesmeric and enchanting interlude before the throaty triumph of If I Could Have You, with another unveiled impressive bass stroll matching the similarly colourful guitar hues, and the climactic You Are Your Own Enemy lie lingering persuasions upon thoughts and emotions. Again there are no major surprises but over time and numerous adventures with the album, unpredictable twists and underlying creative invention emerge to increase the weight and strength of the propositions.
The album closes with two more highly pleasing encounters in the immensely effective shapes of The Nicest Thing and Take My Place, the pair again carefully and passionately crafted songs which leaves the release as a memorable finale. With You’ll Find A Way, Out For Tomorrow has easily appeased any anticipation and expectations likely to have been awaiting its release and though it does not quite light a fire in the belly of voracious thrills it easily uncages the strength and potential of the band and like so many others for sure we will be watching them very closely.
The self-released You’ll Find A Way is available now @ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/youll-find-a-way/id868159995
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