Two years on from debut Forget Your Ghosts, alternative rockers Phoenix Calling are back. November 17th this Cambridgeshire five-piece released Our Lost Hearts all for your pleasure.
Tunes from their previous entity received extensive air play on Kerrang Radio, Kerrang TV and Scuzz. Will Phoenix continue to rise and torch the sky with their music.
Eleven tracks off Our Lost Hearts will let us know.
Drummer Matt Cope thunders straight in on “Atlas”, Phoenix Calling’s open track. He continues a beat that flows beautifully. Jason Howard on bass is his tag team partner. Guitarist Martyn Hilliam isn’t allowing them to have all the heat, he wants some and flourishes with those riffs.
“Heroes” and “Rescue Me” are in the same vein emotionally. Two tracks to suit a cigarette lighter waving from right to left. But since Bray Wyatt arrived on the WWE scene it’s now the mobile phone light screen called the fire flies. These will take over any venue when these are performed.
Steve Chapman has a knack of making each song heartfelt, especially with “Sins and Thieves” which is a stand out of the album. Martyn Hilliam’s riffs his way in, again straight in no kissing with “What about this Now. A catchy chorus provided by Steve Robinson’s style, it’s clear, clean and available to sing along to …”We live to fight another day….”
“Only Choices Decide” is polished. Phoenix Calling have hit upon a style that’ll grant access to a scene that’ll embrace their vocals, their beats and riffs that can make the blood jump from one cell to another.
Phoenix Calling‘s second album is available now.