Jayden Lynch (vocals/guitar), Jake Barry (guitar), Zac Caughey (bass) and Jonty Harris (drums) are Belrose. The band is in their infancy, forming about a year and a half ago but they have already released a five-song EP entitled Your Entertainment.
Their music felt very general to me. It’s certainly not niche and it felt like pretty straight forward rock. I don't say that in a pejorative way but the band sticks to the basics. Take for instance the opener “Standing Here” which revolves around distorted power chords, a steady drum beat in 4/4 and a supportive bass line. It’s a catchy, no frills song with catchy pop hooks. No more - no less.
Up next is “Caught In A Moment” which reminded me of Green Day in a number of ways with more dynamic singing. The highlight was “The Ballad” which also seemed to have some influence from a ’90s band like Weezer. “Get Me Out Of Here” is a radio friendly song while “Your Entertainment” is a solid closer.
The production is good throughout. I thought that everything in the mix had clarity and was dynamic. I have no complaints in that department.
Belrose is a good band that can write a song. At this point I think they should think about how they can differentiate themselves. Their music goes straight down the center and doesn't push boundaries or is the least bit experimental.
I think the band should be a little concerned about the mass amount of competition in this area. Their pop/rock style is unarguably familiar sounding and therefore harder for audiences to remember even if they are enjoying it while listening.
Overall, I think this band has a lot of potential and I am interested to see where they will be once they have spent more time together.
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