Spanish Wives are a two piece band from Leeds who describes themselves as Emo/Punk. Warm Springs is their first EP with three songs blasting out their individual sound – not so much Punk/Emo more so Emo/(soft)Screamo/Rock in this EP. Whatever they are the fusion works and they do it well…
All three songs have an emotionally charged, driving beat and guitar tracks, proving that a two piece band with talent doesn’t need anyone else to beef up the music. Often soft and melodic intros lead steadily to highly charged tempo changes and almost screamingly emotional vocals, giving these songs instant appeal.
Lost Chips is the first song on the EP. The track is instantly heavy with polished drum and guitar rhythms that you cannot help tapping your feet to. This is the track with the strongest sound – where a comparison could be made with bands such as Bright Eyes and Have Mercy in the way of a fusion of the two. However, with this EP, you would be a fool to just stop at the first track… As the second and third are even better.
Mrs Bridges is fantastic offering, starting with a beautiful electro/acoustic intro leading to a super charged vocal feast of angst. I feel this sound could be toned down in the vocal just a touch to make this an instant classic for me.
And Peanut Allergy completes the EP. Once again, a super track with some impressive drumming and guitar riffs making you think that this sound cannot possibly come from just two people. The EP is stunning offering and one we will listen to again whilst waiting for the next EP. Big thumbs up from me!