The Landing

The Landing

Having done quite well recently in the Emergenza competion, The Landing have pulled a three-track demo out of their hat for us to listen to.

Right from the start of the first song, the quality is apparent. The guitars create a haunting electric backdrop that The Cure would be proud of, the vocals range from Thom Yorke in the verse to Matt Bellamy in the chorus and the music follows suit. The bass and drums match this quality with laid back precision and the overall effect is almost overwhelming.

The second song is slightly less intense with a guitar rhythm akin to ‘Bitter End’ by Placebo and some good ideas in the production. This is a more conventional song and has a commercial edge over the last one even if it doesn’t match the creativity.

The third track is a more sombre affair with the drums taking a back seat. There are moments of vulnerability followed by more of the intensity that was evident in the opener.

The only problem in this demo is that at times it sounds so much like Radiohead crossed with Muse that The Landing don’t really get a look in. However, it would be unfair to suggest that the demo was anything apart from brilliant.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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