REVIEW album Black Spring Act My Age (Single)

'Act My Age' By Black Spring

Act My Age (Single)

Black Spring

Black Spring, the Brighton-based up and coming grunge pop band, recently released their killer debut single, ‘Act My Age’. There is plenty of attitude, stunning guitar riffs and loads to sink your teeth into with this track. This band know who they are and produce their tracks as such.

They draw inspiration from bands such as the Foo Fighters, Pixies, Artic Monkeys, Neck Deep and Nirvana to name but a few. They then take that sound and make it their own and finding a modern place for it. They have their own identity and occupy it ably and with direction. Frankly, that is what you are looking for in a band such as this. Knowing themselves as artists and performers is key.

The band met at Canterbury College and collectively decided a move to Brighton would be the ideal place to launch a band and grow creatively in such a fertile, artistic environment, for which Brighton is widely known. It’s plain, that was a highly beneficial decision.

The track has been produced by Ed John at Park Studios, and the finished product of ‘Act My Age’ demonstrates superior songwriting and bounding original material. Straight from the opening, there is a searing guitar riff coupled with frontman Sam Glen’s vocalese and heart-pounding drums and bass, it’s a full-on sound to be reckoned with. The track echoes all of the hallmarks of grunge without being too dark and is kept in the pop range. But, having said that, the track doesn’t sound too anchored in pop either, it finds a cool place in the middle ground to make it appealing to a wide range of fans. In all honesty, the track would fit well in large or small venues as it translates perfectly. What’s certain, is this is definitely one to watch and get on your playlists now.

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