Space Anjel is a band comprised of Israel Sargent (vocals/guitar), Oscar Ximil (bass) and Sebastian Jones (drums). The band released a self-titled demo EP Space Anjel of three of their songs. They mix a range of styles including rock, blues and a little more.
They get going with a song that reminded me of what a jam band might play. The song starts with the whole band playing and the initial lead guitar part is the most memorable melody in the song. Sargent’s vocals are enjoyable enough but they aren't without some minor issues partially due to the lo-fi quality of the recording. Overall, I thought it was a solid opener.
Up next is “Soul Umbrella” which slows things down a bit. The song feels a little more subdued and as the title indicates feels soulful. Sargent’s singing seems a little more natural on this track and thought he nailed it on this song. “Johnson” is more or less a straightforward blues/rock hybrid. It’s a catchy song but the band has some issues here staying in the pocket during certain sections.
The band shows some true talent with these songs. I thought the songs were well written and there were enough palatable melodies that the songs stick with you. They also don’t have much of a signature sound at this point which doesn’t make them stick out amongst the mass sea of garage bands like this playing very similar music. They just recently formed so they have plenty of time to work on creating a singular sound.
The band did enough to peak my interest and I am looking forward to hearing a studio recording at some point. Best of luck guys.
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