This week (Friday the 24th), South Wales trio The Starling Radicals will be releasing their brand new EP, Promisedland Vol 1.
The EP starts with I’m With Her. Immediately, the song is already catchy before the vocalist has even begun, always a good sign when you’re listening to a new song. Then, it becomes even more so once the verses and chorus start properly. The song also pauses to break down into an awesome guitar solo too. Also another thing to note is that hearing the vocalist for the very first time, we can’t help but to be reminded of Steven Tyler of Aerosmith a little bit.
You’ll Make a Mess of Me is similarly catchy, particularly with the bass chords in the verse. While the chorus was more captivating in the last track, this time it’s the verse that does the job, all with just a simple melody.
The Scottish Play is a total crowd-jumper – fast, loud, captivating, perfect for the typical rock scene. There’s little doubt it would get a crowd going at a concert, even if they weren’t familiar with the band playing. Oh, and how can we not mention the short but sweet riffs between 2:52 and 3:02? You’ll know what we mean when you first hear it.
Heart Of This City is first introduced by a few drum beats, giving them the spotlight for a moment before getting into the actual song. Also, the general style and tone of this track is more slower and passive than, but all while still remaining the same energy as before. It’s a slightly different turn from what we’ve heard from the rest, and it concludes the EP nicely.
We recommend you look out for Promisedland Vol 1 when it comes out later this week, as it’s certainly worth a listen. We’re rather confident they’ll make it onto the UK Brit-Rock scene soon, and wish them great success for the release of this EP.