This is not a test…or is it?
Manchester based Spook rock band CHVRIOTS have just dropped their debut EP ‘This is Not A Test’ – if I had to describe it in one word it would be blistering. Ranging from heavy guitars to apocalyptic dark-wave synths, layered with dramatic, punk style vocals, it’s designed to pack a punch.
A far cry from Joy Division and The Smiths, this EP is designed to throw caution to the wind and make you dance. Emergency Broadcast is here to warn you that CHVRIOTS is here to throw you into a state of panic, giving futuristic vibes, where androids rule the airwaves and the world, smashing heavily into the synth fuelled post apocalyptic ‘Voices‘ gives you reason to dance, channelling the dark synth pop of The Birthday Massacre to bring to life a truly spectacular EP.
Melting into pop-punk ‘Closer to the edge’ with catchy hooks and a funky guitar line, it’s sure to get stuck in your head, leaking into ‘Crashing Cars’ which has a seriously old school AFI feeling with its harsh baseline, choppy drums and full sounding guitars.
This EP is one of the best ones I’ve heard this year and I would seriously recommend that you check it out on October 31st when it drops.
In the meantime check them out on Facebook here, or, if you can see them live at their show in Manchester Academy on the 18th of November here.
Rating – 5/5
For Fans of: The Birthday Massacre, AshestoAngels, City of Ashes, Depeche Mode