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||CleanRun With You||The Frequency||4:53||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lighthouse||The Frequency||3:56||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanging Faces||The Frequency||4:08||£0.79||View in iTunes|
Review by BH ONE - Heidi Stenhouse
Bournemouth, May 2011 – High Society, The Frequency’s debut EP, has arrived.
And rock fans can rejoice. Citing influences from Oasis to The Stereophonics, The Beatles to The Who, this EP has been hotly anticipated, and it does not disappoint. The three track EP is a rock and roll tour de force that instantly grabs the listener and gets you dancing in your seat.
The EP opens with the energetic ‘Run With You’. This track immediately draws comparisons with the Manic Street Preachers particularly with a very James Dean Bradfield-esque lead vocal. The overall musical sound of the whole EP is one that resonates with the talent of these four musicians. Nowhere is this more aptly demonstrated than during the phenomenally brilliant lead guitar solo in the middle of ‘Run With You’. This solo literally stops you in your tracks and leaves you begging for more.
Next up is ‘The Lighthouse’, which is perfectly reminiscent of early Stereophonics’ work, back in the days when the Phonics still seemed to love what they do. The raucous lead vocal is suitably cushioned by the group backing vocals, which gives the listener the impression that these guys are really having fun with what they are doing. Once again the complex sound generated from the expert playing of a multitude of instruments is an aural delight – even the dying sound of the electric guitars were beautifully harmonised. A happy accident? I’m more inclined to think the clever idea of very gifted musicians.
‘Changing Faces’ draws the EP to a close and, whilst still decidedly rocky, is satisfyingly mellow by comparison to the previous two tracks. Once more, this track reminds you of another timeless rock band, but this time it’s hard to put your finger on which one. Is it The Who, or could it just be that The Frequency are already becoming synonymous with rock in my psyche?
As the EP closes you want to hear more: more rock, more songs and more of The Frequency. High Society is a very impressive debut and a terrific introduction to The Frequency. If the energy of their recorded songs is anything to go by, I just can’t wait to see them live.
Review by THE MAG - Michael Beck
Sometimes it doesn't take long to realise that you've stumbled across something quite brilliant and The Frequency are just that.
'Run With You' is an absolutely fantastic song. It has some vintage flavours, especially in the power-pop song-writing style, but it has a modern-day intensity and creativity that proves they're not just playing around with some old ideas. I can see people singing this song for days after hearing it, because it's awesome.
The stomping Buzzcocks-esque 'The Lighthouse' is a big slice of rock and roll, contrasting with the massive melody-fest of 'Run With You' and 'Changing Faces' shows they can also throw in a bit of clever rhythm, the likes of which the pop world hasn't heard since Blondie.
The Frequency really are doing their own thing and they are very good at it indeed. I can't think of any reason why people wouldn't like this band.
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