STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 16258- LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Single ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Paul Gallagher
Anthemic rock song from Irish guitar band beginning with a moody ominous bass line and leading into a whispered verse that opens out into an epic anthemic chorus, it's clear that Irish rock band and Greenbelt Fest favourites The Ghears have stadium stages in mind. Well, ambition is fine, but this isn't the song to get them there. "4 Minute Mile" is conventional, quiet verse/loud chorus rock and lead singer Paul Archer's lyrics (chorus line: "Something's missing/Spend a lifetime searching") lack the originality or spark required to make the song really interesting. There's real passion in the band's playing and they have better songs than this, but on the strength of "4 Minute Mile" alone The Ghears sound too much like U2 wannabes.
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