Kill the Weekend - Liars and Lovers EP
Record Label: The Music Cell
Release Date: Aug. 22, 2011
Kill the Weekend are a British pop-rock band consisting of vocalist Jamie Deeks, guitarist George Munroe, guitarist Leigh Wyatt, bassist Tom Rice and drummer Ali Gibbons. Liars and Lovers is their second EP.
How is it?
Pretty decent and quite promising. Urgent and explosive opener "Beyond Everything North," features an explosive chorus, confident vocals and a commercial flair that should find favor with many on this very site. "Three Times Unlucky," is a bit more formulaic and derivative but is aided by Deeks' self-assured vocals and punchy verses. "Strength in Innocence," is an acoustic lullaby and a chance for the band to show their diversity, range and ability to change things up. Deeks shares vocals with guitarist Wyatt and the results are nothing short of gorgeous.
The band could have just as easily made this five songs of driving rock anthems, but the choice to include this sterling ballad is what makes Kill the Weekend that much more indelible. The pensive "So Much To Say," carries things forward and makes its claim as one of the EP's more memorable tracks. Straightforward and air-tight it points towards something promising and hopeful. The EP ends with "This Fire Feels Like Home," which unfortunately does very little until the latter stages and it is then, in those final two minutes, that the song and the EP reach a stirring conclusion.
The strength of Kill the Weekend is most definitely Deeks who seems more than ready for his share of the spotlight. While Munroe and Wyatt offer sharp riffs and the rhythm section certainly does not slouch, everything about Liars and Lovers begins and ends with Deeks. While the quintet is probably one or two albums shy of magazine covers, this EP is certainly a step in the right direction. Add Kill the Weekend to the list, this is one band to keep an eye on.