STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 87688-16287 LABEL: Word Curb FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Simon Eden
Pay attention - this band from Nashville who fuse rock music with dance/electronica have the potential to be huge, if they can get the radio play that is. Right from the start of this three song EP, Satellites & Sirens display a sound that would fill any stadium with joyful revelers. The first track swaps gentle poppy keyboard breaks with bouncy rock guitars that would get the crowd jumping. The highlight is the incredible production that has the guitars swirling around the stadium like a tornado. The second track sounds a little like a summer anthem, bringing the summer sunshine to "Light The Night" with the electronic beats more to the fore, and the guitars dropping back. The third track is a surprise as the rapid tempo combined with the thrash guitars verges on goth if it wasn't for the clear vocals. Lyrically, the balance between softening the religious content in order to reach the mainstream market whilst still maintaining the message has been perfectly obtained: eg "You're the only good, you're the only light, in the world of darkness I call life". There's a second EP out in the US now and word is it's just as good.
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