It’s been four and a half years since Flood of Red’s last record Leaving Everything Behind was released and the band are back after a few line up changes and with a slightly different sound. It’s still very much a throw back to their Scottish heritage with gives them a truly unique edge, but it’s got so much more scope to it too.
The new record Throw kicks off with the big title track. It’s very melodic and a guitar led track. Hiding Out is a slower track with emphasis very much on the keys and Jordan’s Spiers Scottish drawl.
Lashes is the first single from the new album and it’s a beautiful track. It’s got a really catchy rhythm to it and it’s easy to pick up the chorus. The bridge will easily lead you in to nodding your head along too.
One of the unique selling points of this band is not only how different they are to all other bands, but how talented all the musicians in the band are. The track Whispers and Choirs showcases drummer Graham Griffith talents in only what can be described as a tiny bit of this man’s full potential. I’m a big fan of the whole band’s amazing levels of talent as musicians, call me a fan girl if you like, but I do like a musician that knows their craft well.
The album ends with White Russian which is a big finisher. The track builds up gradually and then tails off with a beautifully melodic lull, with the strings.
Flood of Red have been one of the most unique bands I’ve heard in years since I first heard them in 2007. Their new album solidifies this belief further for me and shows a level of maturity that prove the band have grown further into their own sound and are more sure of the music they are producing than ever before. A solid release which deserves to be heard.