Alex Pearson, Ethan Johnson, Zak Fitzsimons, Alex lacovazzi and Rithya Claude are Little Us. The band released a self-titled three-song EP Little Us. They play rock which has influences from multiple decades.
They open with “Light of Day” which has an arena rock type vibe. I could hear ’80s influence right away. There are multiple layers of guitars which work together as the bassist and drummer stay in the pocket. The chorus is covered in distortion and reminded me of something you might have in one of the Rocky movies in the ’80s. I thought the vocals were a little too low in the mix. It’s a solid song that was familiar yet fun.
Up next is “On and On” which has hints of ’80s metal as well as pop-punk to my ears. The song has a good amount of energy and has razor sharp guitar playing. It’s also quite dynamic and gets really heavy towards the end.
They close with “Change” which opens with a strummed acoustic and lead guitar. I was strapping myself in for a ballad but the song ends up having a similar amped up energy to the previous songs. On that note the song is anthemic with vocal harmonies that really give that ’80s vibe.
Apparently, the recording was a complete DIY effort. I thought they did a really good job overall. They got a good drum sound and there was a good amount of separation between the instrumentation. My only minor issue was the vocal level at some points.
Little Us isn't a band that is pushing boundaries but the songs and delivery are solid. The EP felt like an appetizer and I was interested in what else the band can offer. I look forward to hearing more soon.
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