Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Memoirs from Nottingham (UK) and the plush but raw alt rock sound on "Fear On The Rise"

Nottingham (UK) five piece alt rockers The Memoirs have a dense rock sound with thick guitar lines and an evocative seasoned vocal performance that belie their young age. The sounds on Fear On The Rise feels like post punk pushed through raw garage rock filters. The tight rhythms, bass and drums hold sway while vox and lead guitars swirl around. The gritty edge on the vox with deep resonant tones spans different musical decades and made me think of some kind of twisted blend of Jim Morrison, Morrisey and Julian Casablancas. Really loving the energy and passion here. 

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Robb Donker