Bleeker – Bleeker [EP]

Canadian alt-rock outfit Bleeker have revealed their new single Where’s Your Money, taken from their critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP, which is being given a special 7” UK vinyl release on September 30th via Five Seven Music.

Bleeker opens with Highway, the first single to be released from the EP, which instantly gets the listener grooving along with catchy riffs and great lyrics. Vocalist Taylor Perkins has a style similar to The Black Keys‘ vocalist Dan Auerbach and Muse‘s Matt Bellamy, but with more mid range and lower end. However, Bleeker are heavier than both bands.

Free, the second track, is much heavier than Highway, but still very groove oriented. Where’s Your Money sounds more like Scissor Sisters with Perkins’ falsetto vocal style.

The fourth track, I’m Not Laughing Now, is reminiscent of The Beatles more trippy music like Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. The verses are very bare with keys, guitar and vocals, with drums coming in for the choruses.

The final track, Erase You, reminds the listener of U2, but much heavier again. At first listen, this track sounds more like I’m Not Laughing Now, however it builds up towards the end, both in terms of the music and the vocals. Perkins really uses this track to show off his abilities, and does not fail. The sudden ending of the song on the lyrics ‘I can’t erase you’ really makes the listener aware of the band.

Overall, Bleeker‘s debut EP is really well put together showing a range of different abilities and genres within the alternative rock circle. Bleeker is now available across all digital retail and streaming platforms, and will be available on 7” vinyl on September 30th via Five Seven Music.

Bleeker will be hitting UK shores for the very first time in October as support to Royal Republic and Dinosaur Pile Up – a tour that will see Bleeker hit major cities including Manchester, Glasgow and a show in London at The Garage, Islington.

TOUR DATES (with Royal Republic & Dinosaur Pile Up)
October 6th – Bristol, Thekla
October 7th – London, The Garage (SOLD OUT)
October 8th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (SOLD OUT)
October 9th – Glasgow, Classic Grand
October 11th – Manchester, Club Academy
October 12th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms