Breaking Waves - Move A Mountain
Another message from Phil, our editor-in-chief here at Manchester Rocks, that said “you will like this, it is proggy” – will I? The trouble with the “Prog” label is that all sorts of music gets lumped into it that shouldn’t, such as folk rock. And Breaking Waves don’t want to be genred or labelled either.
They are another of the “in vogue 2 piece groups” that are around, featuring Phil Ireland on bass and vocals along with Adam Darwen on drums. It must be said that they create a very full, rounded sound with a mix of guitar and bass sounds coming from Ireland’s virtuoso six string bass playing.
The album itself is heady mix of pop and rock. The catchy single, Everything I Worry About, is highly engaging. Irelands bass often being the focus and also being reminiscent of Les Claypool, and as a whole the band sounding like Primus on Treading On Toes. Elsewhere the band has copied 30 Seconds To Mars with its shouty group chorus for Everyone Else Is Taken but it does work in this context.
The rest of the album is good too, Start At The End being a favourite of mine along with Warp The World. The album is very much in the “melodic Djent” genre although I am sure the band will hate me for putting them in that genre.
Check out the video to the single below and if you want to buy the album you can get it here: http://www.breaking-waves.com/store/4588465373
Words: Anthony Firmin