Dutch alt-rock three piece, Paceshifters are set to release their new album Waiting To Derail on 6th October. The album continues to showcase the bands highly grunge influence sound, all the while it remains current and never sounds outdated. The main difference in this album to the trios previous works is the larger production, the songs on this album are made to played in big venues to big crowds.
The rattling punk nature of the guitars and drums, give the album barrels of energy. Couple this with the wailing vocals of frontman of Seb Dokman, and you get an album full of youth and ambition. This album is best described as grunge, in truth the best comparison is simply 90s rock. With songs like Unfolded Pieces and Draw A Blank owing a lot to the 90s skate punk and then you can take songs like Adore and Boundaries and see obvious Foo Fighters comparisons.
Often bands who take so many influences from older bands can often lose their own sense of individuality. On Waiting To Derail, this is not the case. The vocal styles of Seb and the intricacies of some of the pre-choruses and bridges are this individuality. Due to this the choruses are inevitably huge and are the highlight of this album. Take the songs Dead Eyes and My Getaway, both of whom, have the kind of choruses that make you want to tip your head back and sing at the top of your lungs.
Waiting to Derail is a record which sees Paceshifters nail the big 90s chorus, without sounding too dated. If you are a fan of any 90s rock band, be it Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins etc. then you will love this album. And even if you aren’t, the youthful abandon that is laden throughout this album is sure to draw you in and leave you wanting more.