The DFC Aardvarks - From Your Hands

Published Sunday 25th March 2007
The DFC Aardvarks - From Your Hands
The DFC Aardvarks - From Your Hands

STYLE: Rock
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22316-12274
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD EP
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

This Chesterfield four-piece have done themselves proud with this EP. This is honest, experiential, no-holds-barred intelligent rock, but not without some minor gripes. Track one, "Fading Away", seems to borrow the bassline from Delirious?' iconic song "Obsession" but diverges from that well-trodden path when, after a minute and a half of fairly subdued vocals, the percussion kicks in and some rather nice guitar work is supported by emotional vocal harmonies. The appealing and honest lyrics seem to deal with the struggle of being a Christian in the day to day and the moments when lead singer Ian Hoare brings a vocal lilt to his Brit pop inspired creation "Just As I Am" echo the best of Oasis and The Verve. That aside, the band is clearly bringing a fresh sound to the mix. Third track "Saviour" was my least favourite of the four on offer here, but I say that with some regret, as singer Hannah Willis does have an obviously melodious and attractive voice. Fans of The Velvet Underground/Nico won't be disappointed on this one, but perhaps another take on some of the vocals, at least in the early part of the track, would have improved matters a little? Overall though, her performance, and that of the rest of the band, does The DFC Aardvarks great credit. So, arriving at the final number, "The Life", reminiscent to a degree of Leeds-based The Music, and the DFCs are sounding quite brilliant.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.












We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.

NAVIGATION
CONNECT WITH CROSS RHYTHMS
SIGNUP

Connect with Cross Rhythms by signing up to our email mailing list

xRhythms launches!
Cross Rhythms Media Training Centre
MORE ARTICLES
DISCOGRAPHY
ARTIST PROFILES
Artists & DJs A-Z
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
Or keyword search

 

PRAYER ROOMS
Intercession Room
Care for other people and shake heaven in our Intercession Room