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Tin Soldiers – Telling Tales

April 9, 2010 by  

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Tin Soldiers – Telling Tales

NAME: Tin Soldiers
ALBUM: Telling Tales
YEAR: 2010 (April 10th)
LABEL: Futureproof Records
RATING: 5/5

FIVE WORD REVIEW: Unoriginal, but absolutely blooming brilliant.

LOCATION: Kent, UK

LINE UP: Rich Crossingham (vocals/guitar) / Matt Wade (guitar/backing vocals) / Chris Persiva (drums/backing vocals) / Matt Jennings (bass/backing vocals)

WHAT’S THE STORY?: Based on the evidence here, Tin Soldiers are destined for big things. This is fast, energetic, frenetic, frantic, nigh perfect pop-rock. Opening track ’24 Hours’ is the first single to be taken from the album, and what a choice – a thumping verse blows into a tighter-than-a-duck’s-behind chorus, with furious energy and gorgeous anthemic lyrics. ‘Five By Five’, the second track, is great fun, fast and loud with another king-hell blasting chorus. The instrumental track ‘Static’ (truly, the band’s darker side revealed) is searing, with brilliant drum work throughout. I could go through the album track by track and write an heartfelt dedication to each, but that’d sap the fun out of listening to it for you! Really, this album cannot be recommended highly enough; perfectly paced, brilliantly produced, artful musicianship, lively guitar solos, loud, bouncy, jump around brilliance.

SOUNDS LIKE: Oh, where to begin… GreenDay, Foo Fighters, Crowded House, Lost Prophets, any band from the last 15 years with crunching guitars, really. But don’t worry about that – Tin Soldiers, although comfortable with their peers, constantly surprise and really make the best of obvious influences, creating something wonderfully fun.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF YOU LIKE: all or any of the above. Joyous.

LINKS: Official Website // MySpace

– Owen Williams






 

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