Eva Plays Dead - Sounds of the Written Word EP
Eva Plays Dead are back with a new EP, Sounds Of The Written Word. If you are unaware of them they are a Midlands quartet who play classic rock with a more modernistic feel and have already caught the attention of many in the industry along with impressive support slots that have helped spread the word. A couple of months ago they played a knock out show in Manchester at Retro Bar. With the press release rhapsodising that this is a band for fans of everyone from Joan Jett and Queens of the Stone Age to Marmozets and The Dirty Youth, onto the review we go.
The EP starts off with Live Again, a fast paced rocker with some blistering riffs from guitarist Matt Gascoigne, the riffage continuing on Bad Girl with the power of singer Tiggy Dee’s voice shining through.
Wonderland has a funky groove with a big beat going on and We Ain’t A Family continues the raw rock sound along with a dose of attitude.
Last track 1950’s Woman see’s Tiggy’s voice coming through loud and clear again with solid driving bass and drums from Zach Shanon and Seb Boyse respectively giving it some serious muscle. The song also reflects how their songwriting has developed with some interesting lyrical content.
Personally I cant wait to see them play these songs live but currently there are no Manchester dates planned. However, when they do return you can be assured MR will be announcing and reviewing the gig (and having a tipple too, most likely).
Back to the EP and every song on it is a cracker with no filler. The whole band is tight and the sound is bigger and shows that they are developing. As a result they are killing it on every track. It’s highly recommended.
Words: Anthony Firmin