King & Country ‘Mountains’
I’m not sure what’s in the water in the Bridgend area but once again the town delivers on the musical front.
Consisting of Ashley Taylor – Guitar & Vocals, Thomas Taylor – Guitar & Backing Vox, Matthew Smith – Drums & Alex Williams – Bass Guitar King & Country have teamed up with renowned producer Romesh Dodangoda (Kids in Glass Houses, Lost Prophets, Funeral for a Friend, The Blackout to name but a few).
The quartet deliver a sound that’s not typical of the South Wales scene and therefore provides a refreshing listen that makes you sit up and take notice.
This 4 track offering is well written, well produced and has a distinct sound. ‘One For The Weekend’ opens the EP up in fine style with a catchy guitar riff and vocal chorus.
‘Cherish What You Have’ is next up and grabs your attention from the off, I suspect that the “whoah a oh oh” vocal harmonies in this song get a great response for the audience when played live.
The EP’s tempo continues with ‘Not Alone’ which is a stand out track for me and its lyrics will resonate with many in this current climate. ‘Soldiers’ finishes off the EP taking the tempo down a notch but further showing the class of this outfit.
These songs are catchy pop/rock tunes with sing along choruses that’ll surely attract more attention as the word spreads through touring and airplay. This EP has certainly got my attention, now’s the time to check them out live as they look to tour outside of their home scene. With an EP as strong as this my final thoughts are “how good will an album sound and where can I catch them live near me soon”?
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