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GHOST OF GABRIELLE


GHOST OF GABRIELLE EP


2012

 

 

MAKING A GREAT NOISE

 

 

Spin this one a few times and there’s a real distinct feeling that you’ve heard this before, now sometimes that can be a bad thing but in the case of Ghost of Gabrielle it’s not, well not exactly…

 

 

 

A four track EP is always going to be far more of a snapshot of a band than an album, so the real challenge for these guys on a long player will be direction. What we have here is essentially four well-crafted but quite diverse numbers. Six cooks with a piano thrown in there has managed to create a sound not unlike bands like Underoath, especially or even A Day to remember – both bands we’ve seen and loved down-under recently.

 

 

 

‘Feels Like Home’ grabs you by the throat with its initial riff and growl before the melody breaks over you: it’s a track that stands out not because of its ferocity but rather because it hints that these guys might just be capable of doing something interesting with what these days is a rather congested genre of rather similar bands. The light let in by the instrumental stab is all you really need to underline that these guys are worthy of the ‘ones to watch list’.

 

 

 

Sadly we only get a further three tracks, but we love ‘Push Myself to Sin’ especially and the blistering intro and drumming in ‘Scarlet’ already look like elevating this Bedfordshire six-piece beyond the pantheon of also rans. A very solid effort that should see them get a lot of interest ahead of their eagerly anticipated long-player.   

 

 

By Leslie Phillips