HORISONT release video for ‘The Hive’

HORISONT have released a ‘static video’ for their newest single The Hive, which has been taken from their upcoming album About TimeAbout Time is due for release on 3rd February 2017.

HORISONT live dates
16.03.2017 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo
17.03.2017 Siegen (Germany) – Vortex
18.03.2017 Düsseldorf (Germany) – Pitcher
19.03.2017 Helmond (Netherlands) – Cacaofabriek
20.03.2017 Nijmegen (Netherlands) – Merleyn
21.03.2017 Liège (Belgium) – La Zone
23.03.2017 Munich (Germany) – Backstage
25.03.2017 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
26.03.2017 Vienna (Austria) – Das Bach
27.03.2017 Salzburg (Austria) – Rockhouse
28.03.2017 Weiher (Germany) – Live Music Hall
29.03.2017 Lichtenfels (Germany) – Paunchy Cats
30.03.2017 Berlin (Germany) – Privatclub
31.03.2017 Randers (Denmark) – Von Hatten*
01.04.2017 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Huset*

Vidorra – About Time

Vidorra are one of the latest bands emerging from Bristol’s burgeoning alternative community, offering a slightly updated pop punk sound fused with heavier, progressive instrumentation. The band recently released their debut EP About Time, and it’s an introduction to the ethos of Vidorra.

The four-track EP begins with an introductory track spanning just under thirty seconds, a chance to acquaint yourself with the music style on offer. It’s heavy, and riff-centric, a statement of intent for About TimeWho’d Have Thought kicks off at a similar tempo, with Lauren Figurski’s vocals coming in confidently. The smooth vocal tone set over the more intricate musicianship gives a nice dichotomy and a fresh feeling to the EP. A somewhat distorted gang chant detracts from the song, feeling unnecessary and superfluous.

Brokenhearted holds the same guitar-based structure, and the song is audibly similar to the preceding track. Whilst the musical skill Vidorra demonstrate is proficient, it’s the content of the songs that let this EP down. Lyrically, there’s not much substance or sense of progression throughout the release. Final track Blind brings up the pace and it’s one of the stronger tracks on the EP even if it doesn’t mix up the formula too much.

Vidorra are a band with a lot of potential, a potential that needs to be realized through a marked improvement in songwriting. It’s hard to see past the heavier instrumentation as one of the sole divergent aspects of this band. As it stands, About Time is not a bad debut, but requires some more flair to become special.

[6/10]

You can stream Vidorra‘s debut EP via Bandcamp: