Vinyl Collide

With the retro sounds of Franz Ferdinand mixed with a touch of the Strokes and the White Stripes; Vinyl Collide have served up three tracks of a quirky nature and bouncing pace.

‘Hurricane’ has a wild-west feel with lots of tom-work and swinging bass guitar. The chorus doesn’t quite lift itself from the verse, although there is a slight increase in volume. The best part of this song is the break down after the chorus.

Second track, ‘You versus Me’, is a bit more unique, though similar in style to the previous track. There is a bigger chorus to this track and a decent chord progression throughout the verse.

Final offering, ‘Elegance’, is the most eccentric track with a cheeky guitar riff and syncopated chords. A change of pace in the chorus adds a bit of creativity to the song. This is definitely the foot-tapper on this record with some nice stops and subtle removal of bass to add a little variety.

Although the initial track is a little lacking, the other songs more than make up for this with plenty of individuality and quite a bit of flair. The vocal is quite distinct too, with some moments reminiscent of Brit-poppers Marion as well as the more obvious influences starting with ‘THE’.

One to catch if you are into the bands mentioned above!

Fenton
Steve Fenton was Editor in Chief for The Mag and also wrote for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues across the country alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.