Update: Anomalies are no longer together but I’ve kept this review up for posterity, and because I still feel you should check out their music.
Anomalies are a three piece Ayrshire based ambient rock band made up of Bryan Miller, Chris Perendes, Colin Hunter. If you would like to find out more about the band then you can check out this Interview I did with them a while back. Anyway, today I’ll be reviewing their debut self-titled EP, Anomalies.
‘A Secret We Keep’ was the first track on the EP and it just fills a room I kinda just sat back and let it wash over me, it’s a tremendous start to an EP the right balance of soft melody that breaks into something a little heavier. I think this song takes a few listens to appreciate it as much as it deserves. But it flows really well and I certainly don’t want to keep it a secret.
‘We’re Not To Blame’ Instantly a much different opening to the previous song, almost like a 90’s transitional theme from some TV show I can’t quite remember but to be honest that just made me like it more. The guitar riff in particular was excellent. Their a lull at around the 2:30 mark where the song slows down before it belts it out again for the last bit of the song and it catches you just when you’re starting to get used to it.
‘All For You’ was the last track on the EP and I think it was my favourite of the three songs, the opening was very deep and like with the first song I felt the need to just lie back and let the song happen. I wasn’t trying to analyse it or come up with something smart to say I was just letting the song happen and it made me appreciate it all the more. Anomalies have a very distinct and esoteric style that I’d definitely pay to hear again and All For You is a prime example of why.
So that’s what I thought of Anomalies self-titled debut EP and you can listen to each track by clicking on the links above, but for more of their music head on over to Soundcloud. As I mentioned above, the group is no longer together, and so they no longer have active social media links, but make sure and check out their available music, you won’t regret it.
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