Steven Bailey (vocals/guitar), Eric Doyle (drums), Brandon Howell (bass) and Roberto Morales (guitar) are Indiobravo. The band initially formed in 2014 releasing two songs “breakdown” and “crawl.” A little more more than a year later they have released Cur which is an impressive six- song EP.
The band is on the right track here and sounds like a solid rock band with heartfelt songs. There is raw energy that feels undeniable this time around. Take for instance the opener “Over Load” which simply jumps out of the gate. This is the sound of a band playing together in a room and it sounds great. Kudos to the band for doing a great job capturing the energy of a live performance. “Over Load” is a great name because it spills with emotion.
After the initial surge the band relaxes a little with “Doris Day.” The song contains a bunch of fake out crescendos where you think the band is going to explode but they don’t. Good stuff and another good song.
“Look It Out” is straightforward rocker with that raw but not too raw vibe while “Chase Scene” is an instrumental that yeah would work well in a chase scene in movie. I swear “Seventy Swans” has a different lead vocalist. Either way the song has a LA noir detective vibe. You’ll hear it. You’ll also hear a rocking chorus that made me want to chop lumber and throw a full beer can clear across the freeway landing safely in some shrubs.
They close with “Street September.” No complaints here. This song kicks ass. I was picking up a slight resemblance to The Pixels on this track.
I don’t know the members of Indiobravo personally but from their music they just seem to having fun rocking out for rocking out’s sake. Thats what its all about these days isn’t right? I mean who the hell is making a living off being a band anymore besides the one percent club. And by one percent club I’m referring to a night out at the Olive Garden without having to borrow money from a friend club.
I'm getting off track. Indiobrave is the real deal. A bunch of guys making no frills rock that is authentic, satisfying and visceral.
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