One of the best things about running a music blog is discovering new bands, and sometimes, if you get lucky, an amazing band finds you, as it was in the case of Ravens In Paris. It is my pleasure to tell you about their outstanding debut EP Dirty Little Secret.
The EP gets to an explosive start with the energetic By Candlelight, a great tune that packs quite a punch with its rousing jingling guitars, pounding drums and catchy chorus.
The Hideway is next, a tune with a raw punkish energy that begins with a cavernous bass line that I absolutely adore, then the kick-arse guitar and thumping drums come in and all hell breaks loose but in a good way. It has another addictive sticks-in-your head chorus and highlights the band’s tight musicianship. A definite single contender.
Things quiet down with a haunting atmospheric instrumental called Feathers, which has a dark melancholic feel to it and reminded me of Muse, back in their days of Showbiz, not a bad thing at all.
Dirty Little Secret springs up on us, with another great rousing chorus that will have you singing along. This catchy tune also highlights the fact this is no overly produced record but one that captures the warm energy of a band playing live. Another single contender for sure.
Don’t Be Stranger has an electrifying start charged with more punkish energy that detonates into a frenzied beat. Featuring yet another catchy addictive sing-along chorus, the song slowly builds up towards a perfect ending which culminates in a lonely Beatlesque piano chord. It doesn’t get better than this.
From start to finish, Ravens In Paris’ Dirty Little Secret is an impressive, electrifying debut that captures the fiery energy of a band that is bound to go far. Powerful, raw and with all guns blazing, it highlights the musical talents of each member, but also the band’s knack for coming up with catchy choruses that will have you singing along in no time and pressing play again and again.
Linkage and further info:
Ravens In Paris – Dirty Little Secret EP to be released 1st October 2012
via Madam Claude Records
Band’s Official Website
Ravens in Paris Official Facebook Page
Dirty Little Secret, it’s only secret if you keep it
On Friday 14th September, Ravens In Paris will celebrate the launch of their debut EP at Jubilee – Camden Barfly along with Deadcuts another band I am looking forward to seeing. It’s bound to be an outstanding night so check it out.
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Coming up this weekend: Another gig review