The Endeavour - Voyage EP
Tastes like Frank Turner meets You Me At Six fused with Rise Against made sweet musical love with 'Heaven’s Basement
The Endeavour are a five piece melodic punk band that hail from Peterborough, and they sound like they bleed from the same vein as Rise Against, Heaven’s Basement and Million Dead (remember them?). They take sight of their influences, digest that sound and create something distinctive, accomplished and captivating. The lads have just dropped their debut EP Voyage nationwide and it’s a blinder. It’s the aural equivalent of staring straight at the sun.
Take It All introduces you to the speed and sound of the EP, with a racehorse like beat from drummer Matthew Meadows, gradually building up layer upon layer of sound from the Radley boys. At this point I’ll mention that four of the five members of The Endeavour are Radley brothers, so the chemistry is unmatched. With a Rise Against style breakdown in this track, you really get a sense of the technical structure capabilities of the five-piece, which keeps the tune fresh with the catchy hook and exuberant guitars. Star track for high-energy moshing and heart pounding riffs!
Open Heart slows the tempo to showcase the range of style on offer by The Endeavour. This song screams out to be played loudly on a casual road trip across the asphalt landscape of Britain. Shawn Radley’s vocals really pierce through in this track and you can clearly note that this guy is a talented singer. I hope to get out to see their live show, because there is something really special here.
No One Else To Blame cements the sound of The Endeavour as by track three you are aware of what to expect from them. Great sounding music from Brandon, Shane and Garren Radley, exciting drum patterns from Matthew Meadows and strong vocals from Shawn Radley. If you aren't convinced of The Endeavour on the first play through, I’d be surprised. Having locked support slots with Funeral For A Friend, Fort Hope and Anavae, it sounds to me like these lads can cut it in the live sector as well.
After The Storm rounds off the EP and it is an epic closer. It makes you want to sing along from the very first line to the end. I hope they bundle the lyrics with the EP because it would be a sensational way to interact with the fans. Pick up the EP and belt out the lyrics at their show, sounds like a necessity for any alternative rock / punk rock fanatic.
Not only am I keeping the promo copy, it’s been uploaded to my phone and I’m not removing it any time soon. Voyage is top stuff from a top bunch of lads. Expect them to grow and build on this EP with a larger scale effort in the not too distant future.
Words: Tom Blackwell
Voyage is release 27th July