Bring the hard and classic rock straight out of Sweden is Horisont with their newly announced album ‘About Time‘. Amongst this being stated for a February 3rd release via Century Media Records, they have also released a song from that record to get you pumped for what is to come! Check out ‘Electrical‘ below.
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 Time. Who’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.