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CD LACEY OUTLAWS EP REVIEW

LACEY

OUTLAWS EP

2013

 

 

 

HOMETOWN ROCK

 

 

Nottingham’s Lacey have a definite modern Rock edge not a million miles away from Australia’s own ‘Birds of Tokyo’ or the UK’s ‘Lower Than Atlantis’; it’s a sound that’s very in vogue at the moment and these guys do it as well as anyone: mixing rock atmospherics with interesting lyrics and great melodies.

 

With opening strong with ‘Hometown’ Lacey has the perfect song to get the masses jumping this summer. It’s a lively call to arms that you can’t help but hope they have more of in the drawer somewhere because good as the other songs are here on the EP there’s nothing to match that kind of intensity.

 

Second track ‘Contender’ takes a more balladic route with a strong string arrangement and impassioned vocal; before ‘Burning Out’ ups the ante and the light pours in, it could easily see them assault the airwaves with this song and it’s a close second to ‘Hometown’ for the best song here. Final track ‘Let It Go’ takes the sound and applies a pop sheen that works well.

 

At only four tracks it’s a nice introduction to a band that has managed to capture something, it may not be the finished article but it’s getting there. One day I imagine we’ll be looking up at Lacey on a bigger stage than even they might imagine.

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD LACEY OUTLAWS EP REVIEW 2013