Of Allies - Fragments
Hull based four piece alternative rock band, Of Allies consisting of Rich Nichols (lead vocals), Tom Hewson (guitar & Vocals), Nick Tyldsley (bass) and Danny Barrick (drums) are relatively new on the scene but more than welcome. The new EP, Fragments is well worth a listen, trust me when I saw that you won’t regret it. It’s only five tracks long but gives promising glimpses of what this band are capable of together looking forwards. Different to their previous effort, Tempers, which was their debut EP, Fragments is harder, edgier louder and much, much better.
Of Allies have polished their sound for this EP and this is evident in the confident smooth sounding vocals from Nichols on Call it Home, complimented by the great guitar riffs and understated drums. These guys, refreshingly, have their own sound and it’s a bloody good one, sounding like no one else on the scene at the moment! They show strong songwriting skills, good harmonies, and great riffs all the things needed for a great and successful alt rock band.
The stand out track for me from Fragments would have to be Old Bones with its heartfelt lyrics, great vocals and superb guitar, or could it be Fragments itself with its much heavier beat and a base that seems to have subliminal messages forcing you to crank up the volume? No, I think it’s One19 with that beat you can’t sit/stand still to, a track just made to dance to. Although Tempers has probably got the best guitar riffs and is a definite alternative rock anthem in the making. It’s too hard to have a favorite when they’re all of such a high caliber.
Of Allies bring on the next album….please!
Words: Adele Sutcliffe-Saunders