Recent Rising Star featured band, this is their debut release. The
line-up consists of vocalist Neil Muralee, Dale Jeffrey on bass, drummer
David Roff and guitarist Phil Collingwood. Opener ‘Way of All Flesh’ will
appeal to modern rock fans with its cutting guitar riffs and a Pearl Jam
like feel to the song arrangement. ‘Sentimental Man’ again has crashing
guitar chords mixed with a solid backbeat. Not an instant track but a grower
with each play. Shades of fellow Brit rockers Reef in parts. ‘Skyline’
provides a gentle contrast with an acoustic intro and some nimble playing
from guitarist Phil Collingwood. Closing the EP ‘Billy Pilgrim’s Progress’
is an upbeat number with a catchy hook that could do well on radio.
A very competent debut from a band that with some more exposure and a bit
of radio play (unlikely I know in the UK!) could break big. Definitely a
band to watch out for in the coming year.