Monday, February 18, 2013

Nobody, Ever - Everyone Stood By The Side Of The Road



01. On A July Sunday
02. Snap To Zero Weather
03. Not So Good, Al
04. Everyone, Always

It's 2013 now but the great emo-revival from 2012 shows no signs of slowing down, and it's happening on both sides of the Atlantic. 'Everybody Stood By The Side Of The Road' is the debut EP from Nobody, Ever, who hail from the Midlands of the UK. The four tracks on display here showcase a real ear for melody and excellent harmonies. The EP opens with 'On A July Sunday' which sets the pace nicely for the forthcoming 14 minutes, comparisons could easily be made to Dikembe, Dowsing or The Get Up Kids, but there's an unmistakably British sound due to the excellent vocals and a more accurate comparison for me would be Scottish rockers Stapleton or a more indie Hundred Reasons. It's hard to pick a favourite from the four tracks on offer but for me it's the final track 'Everyone, Always' which sounds like it could easily have appeared on a Vagrant compilation from 2001 and it's the kind of song that gets stuck in your head for ages after listening. It's probably the heaviest of the four tracks but the most melodic also. I can't wait to see what they do next.

Reviewed by Gary.

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