Red House are a four piece indie rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland and they are made up of Caolan Donaghy on Guitar/Lead Vocals, Adam McCallan on Guitar, Odhran Cassidy on Bass Guitar and Darragh Tibbs on Drums. If you want to find out more about the band then check out this interview I did with them a few weeks ago, but anyway today I’ll be reviewing their self-titled EP ‘Red House’.
‘Foreword’ opens with some powerful percussion, that rattles through the intro to the track, blending with music, that reminds me of adventure music from an old platformer, that’s a compliment by the way. That gives way to some tight vocals that are clear and decisive, and you don’t need to fight to hear them over the instruments accompanying it. This track has some really top notch guitar sections, something you can really appreciate and these little sections serve to break up the vocal sections well. As the first track on the EP and the first track I’ve ever heard from the band, all I can say is I’m impressed.
‘Miss Me’ is an exceptionally catchy track, it’s definitely one you’ll remember, great vocals and lyrics with a strong hook, backed up by music that you can really follow. The track is fast, energy filled indie rock, a true testament to the skill of the band, powerful rhythm, and I have a feel this track especially would go down well at a live performance.
‘Taxi’ slows things down a little, light percussion, with a more melodious guitar and bassline draped on top, it was a nice change especially for the last track on the EP, it shows range and depth to their music, Red House don’t just do tracks that are all epic charge and energy, but whatever they do the knock it out of the park if this EP is any indication. I have the bad habit of remember specific bits of a song more than others and their is a guitar riff in the middle of this track that has been stuck in my head for days. I think this track is my personal favourite from the EP, the vocals, the instrumentals, just the full composition really works for me.
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