War Waves Pour Raw Emotion Into Self Titled Debut
With the release of their debut album just over a month gone, War Waves put themselves on the line with a sincere record, laden with raw emotion. Definitely something worth noticing.
"Signals", A personal favourite, has a lovely tempo and kind of reminds me of The Cure, which is a good thing of course. The chirpy track showcases some more instrumental work with Newby's nicely accented voice following melodically.
Slowing things down, is 'Fountains', which also marks the halfway point of their self-titled album. Very simple, very live-lounge and very vulnerable - a touching song that seeps emotion. My favourite bit comes at around four minutes in, when Newby's screams, almost distant, are raw and powerful.
"Hockey Stick", in my opinion, is Newby's finest vocal display and I can't help but wish it was a bit more prominent throughout the record. It carries incredibly well and has a slightly rough edge to it, which keeps the listener's ears happy.
The final track "Megamouth" is a soft and warm minimalist track. Even though there isn't to much in to it, it does well with just an acoustic guitar and a voice and somehow still feels like a really big song.
War Waves is organic, real and good. War Waves is the band you should also be listening to.To visit War Waves Facebook
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