After the rousing persuasion of previous single Fight, UK rockers Burn Down Rydell reveal more of their potent and dramatic sound with the impassioned Drowning. Also taken from the band’ current EP Try Silence, and again featuring Fred Mascherino from Taking Back Sunday/ Terrible Things, the band’s new single is an emotionally aflame roar that just grabs attention and reinforces the suggestion that Burn Down Rydell has the potential to be one of the big impacters on the British rock scene in the future.
The Wolverhampton quartet of vocalist/guitarist Andy Zmiko, bassist Iain Hodges, guitarist Paul Connop, and drummer Charlie Cooper has earned numerous radio sessions in recent times with Fight, a song declared by Amazing Radio as one of the “top tracks of 2014” and becoming Kerrang! Radio’s Single of The Week in March. As mentioned it also features Mascherino, a union which came about after Zmiko, being a big fan of the former’s work in both Taking Back Sunday and Terrible Things, contacted and sent over demos to the man to see if he would like to play on the tracks. Ideas and creative twists were blossomed and sent back and forth that night alone, everything eventually developing into additional rich flavour to the bold and fluid enterprise of EP and indeed Drowning.
A gentle, melancholic caress of keys first emerges, its shadows breeding jagged riffs and soon after the instantly strong and evocative tones of Zmiko. Dark but inviting rhythms add to the imposing theatre of the emotion and intensity soaking lyrics and voice whilst the guitars emulate that resourcefulness with their own gripping sonic enterprise. Whereas its predecessor was an energy sapping proposal of a song, the just as compelling Drowning is fiercer emotively and in some ways a more physically forceful proposition.
The single only confirms the thought that Burn Down Rydell is a band with a big future ahead of them, especially if they can evolve an already heavily enticing and eventful sound to greater uniqueness and adventure.
Drowning is out now.