Rhett Repko (vocals/guitar), Dan Gallagher (bass/vocals), Stefan Heuer (guitar/vocals) and Tom Bryant (drums) are Rhett Repko. The band released a self-titled five-song EP Rhett Repko.
The songs are palatable pop/rock that are easy to appreciate. Repko and company aren’t reinventing the wheel here by any stretch of the imagination but the songs are well written and well delivered. There were some songs that stuck out to me. A clear highlight was “Inside of Me” which seemed to have a clear influence from early ’60s rock in the spirit of The Beatles. It’s a catchy tune and had a good amount of swing to it. The guitar solo also sounds great.
Another song in a similar vein was “On the Run” which is another clear highlight. It’s arguably the most infectious song and I humming along in no time. “Were You Ever Really Mine?” felt a little more contemporary. It’s a solid song but maybe a little too predictable at points. “About Last Night” is far and away the most commercial and poppy sounding song in the batch while “Bye Bye Baby” contains stellar vocal harmonies.
The last three songs on this EP were much stronger to me than the first three. It wasn’t even really close. The ’60s vibe worked much better for them and I thought it felt a little more natural.
Overall, I enjoyed this EP. On that note I think the writing needs a tad more focus on a cohesive sound. It’s not too out there as if they are attempting folk and hip-hop but I thought there was enough disparity for me to notice.
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