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Illustr8rs – self titled EP

album by:
Illustr8rs
Version:
cd

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On September 20, 2016
Last modified:October 2, 2016

Summary:

Gloriously on track to be the name on everyone’s lips before this year ends.

There is something instantly warm &  welcoming about Illustr8rs opening track ‘Your Animal’. There’s a snappy riff with enough meat to entice, and then the vocal beams like a neon sign. Scott Sharp excels throughout this ep, and in Your Animal there’s a very cool Robert Plant vibe. A big song that would not be out of place echoing around an arena.

The intensity goes up a few notches with ‘Something Biblical’ as it storms in with thrusting bass and divine guitar layers. This track has grit and should sit well with any Heaven’s Basement fans. ‘Swimming With Anchors’ sees their sound tip ever so slightly into  alternative rock groove with bass chops reminiscent of Therapy? and Scott capturing the essence of the song beautifully with a Michael Stipe (REM) tone. ‘Shush Shush’ goes a little left field but shows depth and diversity to Illustr8rs songwriting. And is catchy as hell! Overall a great introduction to a band that have moved on leaps and bounds since their Black Wolf days.

Gloriously on track to be the name on everyone’s lips before this year ends.

Track List

1 – Your Animal
2 – Something Biblical
3 – Swimming With Anchors
4 – Shush Shush

illustr8ors
Scott Sharp – Vocals
Jason Cronin – Rhythm Guitar
John Greenhill – Lead Guitar
Ben Webb – Bass Guitar
Thomas Lennox-Brown – Drums
Check out the illustr8ors HERE. The E,p is available HERE

Illustr8ors 2016 UK Tour with Toseland
 
September:
28th Stoke On Trent – The Sugarmill
29th Wolverhampton – The Slade Rooms
30th Sheffield – ‪The Corporation
October:
1st Edinburgh – Electric Circus
2nd Aberdeen – Tunnels
4th Hull – FRüIT
5th Chester – The Live Rooms
7th Northampton – Roadmender
8th Nottingham – Rock City
9th Bristol – The Fleece
11th Southampton – Engine Rooms
12th London – Dingwalls
13th Norwich – The Waterfront
14th Tunbridge Wells – Forum .

 

Gloriously on track to be the name on everyone’s lips before this year ends.

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