Like most bands these guys started off in bedrooms, homemade studios, the occasional brothel!! Last ones a joke but how brilliant would that be hah…
“It started off as a side project” to quote Noel Duplaa (Cfit)
A side project that has gone on to stand on its own recognition as a result of the bands first ever gig being at Electric Picnic in 2010 as a three piece. But back to present day!! Present day has seen them double from a 3 piece to a 6 piece, adding more dynamics to the sound. One of the great things about youtube is that it shows progression of artists and it is certainly evident with this band. They are progressing, steadly on to an even bigger road of progression because as most of you know!
A person is always learning, in this case a band! Its what keeps the sound fresh and the ideas new. Trying to make each one a timeless piece of art in the form of words and melody… An extremely hard thing to accomplish as a musician but I say that if your music inspires to do good, to create creativity and to make others follow dreams then your jobs done!! Your in their hearts forever! You might not be on the radio but lets face it most radio stations play absolute shite!
Breakdown>>> Opener “Great Pressure” reminisces of ELO (Electric Light Orchestra). While also making you think ET is gonna appear looking for Elliot!!(If you were a kid in the 90’s with a tv then you’ll understand when you hear it) But its sorta cool, it works! Going from anthemesc highs to acoustic guitar and nice harmony lows! Its a song that needs two listens in order to fully take it in but you’ll be thankful for the repeat afterwards…
“Don’t Sweat The Small Shit” enjoyed this song from the moment it started right till it finished!! There’s moments when two vocals meet(male and female) and it just works, splendidly!! This is one of those songs.. Also one of my favorite off the album.
“The Static” festival music, Rock’n’Roll festival music to be precise!! Pint in hand and girls all around with this song playing, good times!! Festivals anyone ?
“Base Isolation” Influentially imaginative, effortless changing of pace!! Reminded me of one of my favorite bands “Muse” in the heavier parts. An extremely well crafted song…
“Throw The Babies To The Wolves” despite its title the song is very subtle with just enough release.
“Plausible Deniability” stay safe you little psycho, a line featured on the track which shockingly I can relate too hah
Tracks also featured on this album include “Sideways, Chemical Memory, Dig Up and Don’t Sweat The Smaller Shit(the sister of Don’t Sweat The Small Shit if that has’nt come to you before you read the end of this)
This album is full of exactly what an album needs to be full of… good songs!!
Well worth taking the time out of your day to let your ears have a little taste of what your regions down below do from time to time.. you know what I mean!! Eargasms!!
16th June 2012 see’s the release of a double A side single from the guys being released in The Grand Social, Dublin on the same day!! Or alternatively get the whole album on line at http://www.cfitmusic.com