REVIEW album Shop Front Heroes SuperPowers

Shop Front Heroes Share Debut Album 'SuperPowers'


Shop Front Heroes

Shop Front Heroes' debut album, "SuperPowers", is a musical journey that showcases the band's diverse influences and collective musical prowess.

One of the standout features of "SuperPowers" is the band's ability to incorporate elements of different genres into a coherent sound.
From the ethereal indie-rock sound of "Flowers for Algernon" to the powerful and aggressive tones of "H Pact", the album offers a musical palette that caters to a wide audience. The band's refusal to be pigeonholed into a single genre is evident in each track, making "SuperPowers" an exploration of sonic landscapes that keeps the listener engaged from start to finish.

Recorded at the prestigious Rockfield Studios, mixed by Stew Jackson (known for his work with Massive Attack and Emily Breeze), and mastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios (whose credits include The Beatles, Queen, and Radiohead), the production quality of "SuperPowers" is nothing short of exceptional.

The opening track, "Flowers for Algernon", sets the tone for the album with its light indie-rock vibe, providing a glimpse into Stevie Yeomans' impressive vocal range and the band's songwriting prowess. As the album progresses, listeners are treated to a variety of musical styles, from the ballad-like "Caer Bryn" featuring a male choir, showcasing the band's ability to create emotionally resonant compositions, to the infectious pop-rock energy of "Killer."

In "H Pact", the final track, Shop Front Heroes unleash their most powerful and aggressive sound, leaving a lasting impression. This track, in particular, demonstrates the band's versatility, bringing the album to a dramatic and impactful conclusion. The combination of big vocals and a grandiose sound in "H Pact" perfectly encapsulates the essence of Shop Front Heroes' musical identity.

"SuperPowers" is a 12-track journey that introduces listeners to the multifaceted talents of Shop Front Heroes. The band's willingness to experiment with different sounds and styles keeps the album fresh and engaging. Each song stands on its own while contributing to the overall cohesiveness of the album, creating a well-rounded listening experience.