Short Stories are a quartet who have captured the hearts of promoters, fellow musicians and fans alike with their captivating tracks and apparently (we have yet to see this for ourselves, which needs to change) great live shows in the London area. They are set to release EP Valhalla (named after the studio it was recorded in) on February 2.
Opening track Never Gonna Grow Up has a bit of an Oasis/Arctic Monkeys mash-up feel with the vocals. The chorus is massive and from the get go, the song captivates you. It’s a big track for an opening song, so hopefully the rest of the EP lives up to it.
Sit Alone’s opening instrumental shows the track to be a more mellow one than it’s predecessor, but it’s still a massive tune. She Don’t Know Me has a dance-able feel and at times the chorus reminds me of the love child of Amy Winehouse and Oasis, which would be a pretty god damn awesome musical child! There is a great riff in this track! Closer Stories of London doesn’t grab me as much as the rest of the EP, until the riff towards the end. It is still a good track, but compared to the previous three, seems a bit weaker.
There’s just something about the hooks being catchy and will have you singing along before the end of your first listen. The guitar work is really good and there’s a strong drum beat throughout the EP. Each track has the capability to be transferred into massive arenas, so hopefully we will see them live in a setting like that in the near future.