From an intriguingly alluring name to a sound which stirs up air and ears alike, UK rockers Sirens In The Delta offer an attention grabbing and potential loaded introduction with debut EP Revolutions To Follow. Bulging with six tracks which resourcefully excite whilst laying the basis for even greater things ahead, the release declares the Teesside quintet as a band set to be a rich presence within the British rock scene.
Formed in 2013, it is fair to say that Sirens In The Delta has taken little time making a potent impression whilst whipping up an ever increasing and loyal fan base, a success matched in growing acclaim and attention. Live the band has shared stages with the likes of Funeral for a Friend, Skindred, The Blackout, InMe, The Answer, Collibus, and Allusondrugs, whilst songs have caught strong radio play from the likes of Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing. With the winning of the Rock The House Discretionary Rock Award last year under their belts too, the five piece of vocalist Katie, guitarists Gav and Rich, bassist Si, and drummer Glen has made 2015 their most potent yet with already a highly praised appearance at Download, a similarly successful UK tour through June, and now the national release of the captivating Revolutions To Follow.
The EP opens with new single Dirty Words, a punchy slice of alternative rock pop with a dark intimidating bass hum courting spicy grooves and fiery hooks. It is a virulently contagious encounter blooming further through the swiftly impressing tones of Katie and the open imagination veining both songwriting and delivery. The backing vocals of Rich make a great contrast and earthy grounding to the dramatic roar of Katie’s voice, her rousing presence wrapped in a just as magnetic melodic and rhythmic enterprise. Though a lighter affair than what is to come, the track grips and incites from start to finish, one impressive single soon making way for another and the bands current temptation Paris.
The second song unleashes a heavier snarl and temperament from its first breath, and is arguably the more dominate side of the Sirens In The Delta sound going by the rest of the release. Grouchy riffs and a just as irritable bass growl gets things off to a gripping start, their thick enticement matched and perfectly tempered by the harmony strong and inventive delivery of Katie. On a rolling canter of thickly landing and again inescapably infectious beats from Glen, the song is a prowling slab of compelling revelry able to up its energy and creative ante at will. There is a dirty air and aggressive edge to it too which only adds to the rich and inventive mix, the track hungry rock ‘n’ roll which alone will and has awoken greedy appetites for the band’s sonic proposal.
Casus Belli takes over next, quickly unveiling a leaping and agitated lure of rhythms aligned to tangy guitar grooving and equally unpredictable enterprise. To this as effects kiss the rich expression of the vocals, guitars cast a matching weave of provocative textures and ideation. The song ebbs and flows in energy whilst providing nothing less than absorbing drama and increasingly exotic temptation from start to finish, everything leading to an irresistible furnace of a finale. Already inflamed ears and imagination continue to be gripped by the song, developing a fresh dose of hunger for more which comes in the shapely presence of Halo straight after. Though the song does not quite match the previous trio in adventure and success, it is still a rich enticement of heavy melodic rock with attitude and power. Reminding a touch of Forever Still, the encounter brews an emotively driven and creatively spicy persuasion with the guitars especially spirited in invention.
The melodically charmed and darkly shadowed presence of The Attack sparks further greedy satisfaction, its elegant balladry and seductively cast vocal reflection just bewitching. There is a darker underbelly to the song though, a snarl of a tormented bassline and caustically touching riffs offering a busy and imaginative texture to perfectly off-set the beauty around it. Katie again enthrals with her impressive voice and style, repeating the lure in the closing might of Weapon. It is a heavy rocker of a tempting; bluesy tones wrapping the voice of the guitars and their grooves in an anthemic roar cast by a tempestuous heart.
The track is a glorious end to an increasingly impressing release. Each song reveals a little more to the depth and expanse of the songwriting and sound as well as the band’s craft and imagination. If anything it does not push its boldest elements far enough at times but nevertheless Revolutions To Follow is an exciting and addictive first encounter with Sirens In The Delta breeding anticipation of many more as the band grows and evolves into a potent presence upon the UK rock landscape.
The Revolutions To Follow EP is available from June 22nd through all digital platforms and digitally as well as on CD @ https://sirensinthedelta.bandcamp.com/