The members of Three Legged Chairs were in the finals of the 2015 Tri-C High School Rock Off at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and after listening to their EP The Learning Channel it is easy to hear why. Three Legged Chairs is one of those rare anomalies of a band whose music sounds well beyond their years. There isn’t one particular thing that makes them stick out it’s just that the band is skilled in all departments. The lead singer is dynamic; there are inventive sections; the songs are catchy, the list goes on.
There really isn’t much you can hate on about The Learning Channel. The songs go down easy and don’t take a whole lot of effort to enjoy. First up is “Don’t Knock Twice” which starts off rocking. The talent of the band slowly starts to emerge. Around the minute mark was when I started to really take notice when the bands pulled off an inventive transition. One of the band’s finest moments happens within the last minute of the song. The singer goes falsetto, then sings fast displaying his versatility.
“Somebody's Lover” is an upbeat song that is a few degrees away from ska at points but also tips its hat to a band like The Strokes. It’s simply a well-put together song that is extremely infectious at points. “Maybe if a Minute was an Hour” is another success. You can hear hints of Weezer here and there.
The band rocks out pretty hard on “Hoods and the Hounds” in a White Stripes kind of way while “Asinine Train Flees” is a serene, relaxing song that showcases a different side to the band. They close with “Who Sits On Three Legged Chairs?” which is jagged, fast and even funky.
If Three Legged Chairs keeps at it they could become competitive with some of the more notable underground acts in a couple of years. That being said The Learning Channel is enjoyable in its own right and something I can see a lot of people appreciating. Recommended.
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