The Driving Rain - Storm EP

Published Thursday 1st November 2012
The Driving Rain - Storm EP
The Driving Rain - Storm EP

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 125718-19150
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Alastair McCollum

Sounding very similar indeed to early PFR (back when they were Pray For Rain) or even very, very early Youth Choir (before they became The Choir) this guitar-based five song collection is high on energy and enthusiasm and reflects the young band from Northern Kentucky finding their feet with a first recording. On first hearing it seems rough and ready, which has a charm of its own, but repeated listens give more of an impression of well thought out songs played well. The mix occasionally distracts with the instruments becoming something of a jumble while the vocals are a little nasal at times. But these are minor niggles and overall 'Storm' is a promising first effort. "Belong" with its raw edge jangly guitar and the very Choir-esque "The Bottom" are the two standouts, the latter encouraging us to "soar on wings like eagles" which is something I hope these three musicians will do in the future.

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