Brighton’s answer to Biffy Clyro comes in the form of the exceedingly good (no copyright infringement intended on any cake companies there) four piece that is Rory Indiana. We at AltCorner managed to get hold of their new EP, ‘Ruling Class Crooks‘, to give you our thought on it’s exceptional four track running time. You may have noticed that we’re saying lots of positive things already. We have good reason to.
The EP’s title track leads the charge into it’s running time, with chunky riffs melting into flowing melodic lines and back to it’s heavy chunkiness, all overlaid by some outstanding vocal work and lyricism creating a true sense of tension and darkness that takes a hold and refuses to loosen it’s grip until the funkier sounds of lead single ‘Leave Me‘ come cascading upon our ear drums. Groovy bass lines and pounding drums all build into a melodramatic symphony of pure British Rock, no prisoners taken and no mercy shown. It’s music built for both arenas and tiny little sweatbox shows, a rare combination, but a welcome one.
The EP’s latter half carries on with the powerhouse guitars and dark, sometimes cynical and angst ridden lyrical work, including lines that are just made for quoting such as, “can’t find a place to leave my worries, I’ll keep them in my head” (find this one on ‘Burnout Behaviour‘), before finishing all too soon.
Never mind though, that just means we’ll have to hit replay won’t we… Maybe a few times more… Every day… Until the next release…
Rory Indiana are here and mean business, so if you don’t have a copy of ‘Ruling Class Crooks’, reach into your digital wallet and fork out the £2.49 it costs to purchase online. You owe it to yourself.