Straight Lines – Escapology EP Review

Straight Lines – ‘Escapology’ EP.
10/10

You think you know a band and then they take it to a whole new level. The ‘Escapology’ EP released to coincide with their support slot of the We Are The Ocean Jan/Feb tour does exactly that.

The title track shows a maturing side to the song writing of Straight Lines with a mixture of familiar SL lyrical hooks and guitar riffs with a venture into new sounds from the guitar and vocal effects.

Next up ‘Empty Chest’ is effectively a drop in from their latest album, ‘Freaks Like Us’ but in itself is a great advert for those that have yet to purchase the bands second offering.

Another album track ‘Half Gone’ features next, a live session, showing how tight this band is just doing their thing.

The EP is bought to a close by a simply stunning version of ‘Ring The Bells’ also from their latest album. Featuring beautiful guest vocals from Miriam Issac it also shows a tender side to the vocal talents of singer Thomas Jenkins.

In summary these guys can rock it out with the best of them and yet still provide a chilled vibe that shows their versatility.

Not shy of touring, you’d be crazy to miss out on their upcoming support of We Are The Ocean.
A 4 track EP for £2.49? Less than a pint and it’s for life

http://www.straightlinesband.com

About Paul Mathias 16 Articles
Twitter: @iPaul09 25 years of music listening, purchasing and gig going experience. Started off listening to Metallica. Now can be found enjoying the South Wales scene (Straight Lines, The People The Poet, Funeral for a Friend) as well as discovering gems from all over the globe (The End of America). Guitar based rock & folk are in my ears right now (Frank Turner, Rob Lynch, Electric Eden).

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