Sawmill Demo

Kendall are a three-piece angsty Brit-Pop outfit that has supported the likes of The Bluetones, The Libertines, Electric Soft Parade, Longview… and the list goes on. This demo features two energetic tempters from the recording sessions that will spawn their new EP.

‘Stop’ starts with a guitar and bass run that very quickly builds into a retro Brit-rock track with a quirky chorus. The general pace and style suggests an energetic performance and this energy seems to have been captured rather neatly on the record.

B-side, ‘Bubble’, actually gives away more hints of their influences, with vocal moments that suggest The Hives and The White Stripes, and musical moments that suggest the same alongside seventies-revivalists The Vines.

This is a good demo with lots to enjoy for fans of the bands mentioned, although there isn’t a great deal of innovation on offer. A few touches of individuality would ensure that Kendall don’t just get lumped in with the ‘bands that start with THE’ groups and could even see them take the genre in a new direction.

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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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