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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The Retrospectives – Confusion

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If you needed any evidence that UK rock duo The Retrospectives were raised on 60’s and 70’s rock, punk, and wave, then you only have to check out the pair’s new single Confusion. Like a mix of Tom Petty and Ryan Adams with a spicier feel of Television to it, the song is a sultry flight of guitar pop ‘n’ roll which without quite setting the passions ablaze provides ears and pleasure a very flavoursome four minutes.

Hailing from Sheffield, The Retrospectives consists of guitarist Tom Galton and bassist Will Stocks. Emerging in 2004 with an infectious vintage guitar sound inspired by artists such as Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, and indeed Tom Petty and Ryan Adams, the band quickly courted a strong and loyal fan base through their hunger to play live and their subsequent singles. 2014 saw the pair play over 60 UK gigs just between March and July whilst over time they have shared stages with the likes of The Boomtown Rats, The Buzzcocks, Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam, Paper Aeroplanes, and My First Tooth, as well as sell out Liverpool’s famed Cavern Club themselves. Fresh from Brighton’s The Great Escape and with a headlining tour this summer in its support, the band’s new single is ready to add its charm to upcoming hot days and sultry nights.

Confusion instantly cups ears in a caress of guitar jangle and expressive vocals, crisp beats kissing their introduction at the same time. A spicy guitar groove adds its brief lure as the song slowly spreads its charm, eventually offering a rich and lively sigh of rawer rock ‘n roll before relaxing back into its initial hot smoulder. Familiar and wantonly catchy at times, the song blends nostalgia with a fresh imagination to entice from start to finish with resourceful enterprise.

Confusion is not a song to incite swinging from the rooftops in lust but it will keep luring anyone with an appetite for vintage and modern rock with a swig of Americana back for more and more; a strong success in anyone’s book.

Confusion is available June 29th through https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/confusion-single/id1013127552

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RingMaster 29/06/2015

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Haarts – Seasons Change

 

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     Confirming their impressive introduction though their well-received debut single Article Way and the following Spitting Image release, UK indie rock band Haarts unveil new song Seasons Change, another entrancing encounter reinforcing and extending the emerging potency of the band. Like its predecessors, the band’ third single seduces rather than seizes the imagination, making an intrigue coated persuasion which almost licks and smooches the listener into submission as it builds a fiery brew of emotive intensity.

     The Cumbria hailing Haarts since forming, the members meeting at secondary school, has continued to build a potently ascending presence and reputation, earning their merits through an array of live shows and performances locally, including recently supporting The Boomtown Rats. This strong tempting of fans and passions has equally worked on the media through their releases, regular radio attention locally and nationally matching responses of the underground media.

    Produced by Gavin Monaghan, Seasons Change almost ambles into view, a simmering ambience wrapping the ears as a guitar begins the evocative narrative of the song. The distinctive tones of vocalist Philip Hampson as on previous songs, provides a riveting presence and texture within the stirring craft and depth of the sound. A rhythmic recruitment of the emotions also begins its seductive work coaxing and punctuating the expressively brewing and widening melodic atmosphere. There is a dramatic heart to the song which leans agreeably on every aspect of the track and though it never exactly explodes into life, Seasons Change envelops and involves everything from ears to thoughts, senses to emotions in its brooding breath and intensive passion.

    The single does not quite match the heights of the previous two releases but with the individual craft of the band members uniting for an enthralling design showing the further depth and width to the songwriting and sound of Haarts, the song reaffirms all the startling promise already unveiled by the band. Seasons Change is simply further proof of a band undoubtedly going places.

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8/10

RingMaster 03/03/2014

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