UNDER THE HOOD
Produced by: Adriangale
Released: OUT / Website
Relatives: Harem Scarem, Guardian
I can see Adriangale are to be one of the scene's most popular bands. Their second album, should it have the good that the debut did, will fire that popularity.|
Under The Hood is what we are being offered to keep us busy while waiting for that anticipated second album.
This EP has a mixture of tracks to showcase the band's talents.
One new track is offered with the opener Stealing Hearts. Typical of the sound of the band's debut, this is a good fun uptempo hard rocker with a memorable chorus and killer vocal from Jamie Rowe.
Next up is a trilogy of totally unplugged tracks. It's very cool to see that the songs aren't merely stripped back versions of their originals, but tracks with a slight twist in the style of their delivery.
Reap What You Sow is a very soft, slow and moody version, while Save Our Love highlights the power of Rowe's vocals with only a single acoustic guitar backing him.
Feel The Fire is even better again. Rowe's vocal acrobatics are free from any distractions like electric guitars and a rhythm section and simply slays. The changed tempo of the song is extremely enjoyable.|
The EP finishes with three live tracks. All of which clearly demonstrate what a good live band these guys are and shows they also enjoy playing live and yes, take their performance up another notch.
Listener please note - the audio source of the live tracks fits the definition of the word bootleg - but they are there to prove a point, one which succeeds in getting through.
|PRODUCTION: 80%||SONGS: 90%||VIBE: 80%||ATTITUDE: 90%||ESSENTIAL FOR: All fans of the debut, heavier Harem Scarem fans and all Jamie Rowe fans.|
DISCOGRAPHY:Feel The Fire . Under The Hood