Do you like modern rock and pop punk but get tired of every band in the scene sounding the same? Well Tirade are the band for you! This EP feels like the perfect follow up to their first entry “If I Told You I’d Have To Kill You”. This time they are back with a fresh crisp sound courtesy of Ranch Studios.
It was very clear that their first record was heavily influenced by the likes of Press To Meco and early Don Broco. This is still apparent with these new tracks, however the songs are much more refined. This creates a sound that is incredibly unique. Its easy to get sucked in once you hear the wild riffs and catchy vocal melodies.
The record has a wide variety of sounds from poppy hooks to punky verses to metal breakdowns. Jake’s vocals on this record really compliment the instrumentation. The band have outdone themselves when it comes to harmonies which create a brilliant contrast to the heavier parts of the record. Tirade’s new drummer, Stevo excels throughout this record. The improvement in grooves and fills makes an incredible difference to the overall sound. Guitarists Josh and Alex are extremely creative when writing riffs. This is most evident in the mathy breakdowns and changing time signatures that are sure to keep you on your toes.
Tirade took the standard formula for writing alternative music and turned it on its head, while maintaining its appeal to commercial audiences. The majority of the songs on this record could be stand alone singles in their own right and this band is only just breaking into the scene. I’m sure this won’t the last we hear of Tirade.
Top Tracks: Punch, Snakes and Social Ladders,
The EP is out now, released on the 25th of November.