The Outlines – House Of Thieves EP

Hearing rousing punk rock crafted with energy and imagination as it gets under the skin is no surprise for fans of UK outfit The Outlines but we suggest never to the rich intensity and creative drama which comes with their new House Of Thieves EP. Offering three tracks which manipulate the senses and spirit whilst sparking the imagination with almost devious dynamics and twists, the trio’s new invasion of incitement has to be considered their finest yet,

Formed in 2015 by former Ferocious Dog member, vocalist/guitarist Kyle Peters, The Outlines truly erupted upon the following year with debut album The Streets Of England, bassist Martyn Brown and drummer Dean Hill completing the ear grabbing line-up. Quickly following up their debut with Bones Bones Bones, both albums well-received with increasing eagerness, the Nottinghamshire band has proceeded to share stages with the likes of Buzzcocks, The Boomtown Rats, Space, Fizzy Blood and Detroit Social Club at shows and numerous prestigious festival appearances. Last year saw their first EP, Day Dreaming, uncaged; its strengths and thick enterprise now built upon and eclipsed by House Of Thieves.

Man Down opens the new encounter up, the grumble of Brown’s bass instant bait on attention and swiftly joined by the flying swings of Hill and the immediate hook laying invitation of Peters’ guitar. In no time vocals and sound provide a dextrous array of lures and hooks within the track’s feisty stroll, every moment abound with ear gripping adventure and ferocious contagion. There is a Max Raptor meets Baddies lilt to the track at times which only adds to its boldly individual character and voice let alone voracious infectiousness.

The outstanding opener is soon as lustily backed up by Mind Trip, it too springing an array of manipulative rhythms and devilish sonic enticement to set up ears and rebellious instincts for the agile and razor-sharp tones of Peters. Hill’s incisive beats drive the track with a, zeal loaded, masterful touch, directing attention alone but more than matched by the adept bait of Brown’s bass and Peter’s two-pronged incitement as the slab of audacious rock ’n’ roll twists and turns with imagination sculpted mischief.

The EP’s title track completes the pleasure, House of Thieves almost stalking ears from its initial breath and laying creative hands on thereon in, standing as anthemically ferocious as it is enterprisingly dynamic and daring. In some ways here and across the release, The Outlines reminded of Reuben, if not in sound but with their unpredictable use of openly infectious enterprise within a more physically ravenous intent.

The House Of Thieves EP commanded attention with every breath, demanded it across every gripping second and rewarded with a proposition surely destined to be listed amongst the year’s finest moments.

House Of Thieves EP is out now.

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Pete RingMaster 29/02/2020

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Ferocious Dog – Slow Motion Suicide

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There is no denying that Ferocious Dog is known for breeding a snarl in their traditional Celtic folk inspired rock which lives up to the band name but if you need further proof then go grab the band’s new single Slow Motion Suicide. Taken from the bands new and second album From Without, the single is simply a stirring proposal of lyrical and musical incitement, a “working class hero’s anthem’ as punk as it is melodically tempting.

Consisting of vocalist/acoustic guitarist Ken Bonsall, fiddler Dan Booth, lead guitarist Les Carter (from Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine), bassist John Alexander, drummer Scott Walters, and mandolin/banjo player Ellis Waring, Ferocious Dog come off a successful Glastonbury appearance with their new pair of releases, a performance at the festival on the Avalon Stage pulling the third biggest crowd of the whole weekend. The unveiling of the single and album are to be followed by a country wide UK tour ensuring the rest of the year is definitely going to belong to the rock ‘n’ roll hounds.

Guitars open up the lures within Slow Motion Suicide; their raw punkish air quickly joined by the potent vocals of Bonsall and in turn the prowling and eager rhythms of bass and drums. The rest of the band is soon in collusion as the song brews Irish familiarity and bracing intensity of emotive and creative drama. There is no escaping a Flogging Molly essence to the song, a welcome hue at any time, or the street punk breath which lines its honest and straight edged core, but fair to say it is the poetic persuasion of the fiddle, strings, and voice which taps into the imagination most engagingly, as they share the track’s heart for aural fascination.

Taking a look at the band’s album is our next intent; we suggest you do too after enjoying the intimate roar of Slow Motion Suicide; maybe add a show to your end of year treats too?

Slow Motion Suicide is out now.

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Pete RingMaster 29/09/2015

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