Treasures are an established five piece band from Basingstoke with an Alternative Rock sound who formed in 2012. The band has already gained some impressing credits to their name; sharing stages with Don Broco, Mallory Knox, and Natives, as well as appearances at the main stage at Burnout Festival and playing at Slam Dunk Festival. This is a band pegged for success and it is easy to hear why in the release of Alive – their new five track EP.
The EP opens with ‘Home’, a perfect opening track with a slightly more pop/rock sound that allows you to start loving them easily. A catchy song with sing-along-ability right from the start, weaved together with a great soundtrack makes this song an instant hit with the AltCorner office!
‘Our Friends, Our Enemies’ is another sing-along song blending pop harmony tinged vocals with smooth and slick guitar licks which echo sounds of early Thursday. The ever increasing intensity of this song makes it a real rollercoaster to listen to and makes you imagine you’re running like Rocky Balboa up and down the steps!
‘Do What I Want’ weighs in as a very ‘in your face’ track with the gang vocal chorus of “I can do what I want” which within the first listen will have you head banging and singing along like no one is watching.
‘The Waiting Game’ is a slower tempo, more melancholic track that still delivers a catchy punch. It serves as their moment to showcase their diversity and that they can indeed pull off a slower, deeper lyrical venture.
Closing the EP is title track ‘Alive’ which is a superb finisher to a very impressive release. The band cites alexisonfire, Thursday and Young Guns as their influences and whilst I can see them shine through, I really see treasures as a more softer and melodic Letlive with punk vocals shining through and exquisite instrumentals which blend so well it’s like bread and butter. This EP will no doubt make a massive splash in the Alternative Rock world and could just be the catalyst to get Treasures where they deserve to be.
Debut EP ‘Alive’ released on Monday 26th January 2015.