|7 Day Weekend - 'Self Titled' EP (Self Released)|
|Written by Rob Watkins|
|Wednesday, 18 July 2012 04:00|
With focus and hearty affection for catchy, up-beat alt rock five piece Warrington outfit 7 Day Weekend are re-issuing their self titled EP pulling inspiration from the likes of Kids In Glass Houses,Young Guns and You Me At Six.
'Ghosts Of Me' opens up rather enticingly and instantly shows musical strength, going down the route of all those previously mentioned influences with a neat commercial song arrangement, a decent lead vocal delivery and great backing vocals to boot, although possibly the choral hook could have have been a tad catchier in all honesty.
'Mistakes' follows suit with the chugging riffage courtesy of rhythm guitar player Clayton Leah and lead player Tom Hancox fighting it out with the emotional vocal of Calan Nickle for the spotlight and, as 'Kingdoms' evolves out into the bigger musical picture, the tracks are now all using the same structure pretty much and becoming undefineable, musically speaking. 'Hide' offers hope and redemption but again falls short unfortunately with the lacking of the killer hooks.
The problem is there are so many bands doing this genre of music at the moment and to be brutally scathing this doesn't hit the essential required heights, and this carries over into 'Seasons Like These' - I mean, nicely played and written and all that but......
Filling the EP out with acoustic renditions of 'Hide', 'Ghosts Of Me' and 'Seasons Like These' sadly shows the overall weakness of the tunes.