Twin Gable released their Bonds EP this year. This alternative rock act was inspired by what they call “external relations” - outer body experiences which clearly impacted them heavily and influenced what is truly an exciting, ethereal, otherworldly piece of art. It falls short at only four tracks, but the boys promise a debut album later this month. Hopefully that will showcase what is only teased on this EP. And what is teased is worth listening to.
“A Love” is an instrumental track - a vehicle through which Twin Gable play their cards close to their heart. Distorted guitar echoes and swooshes across my mind, drowning my mind in sound. This is truly what people mean when they say that music can still be beautiful even when it verges on the boundary of simply becoming noise.
“Forgotten Strangers” is Twin Gable’s first true display of what they strive to be as a band. Surf-styled guitar, precise and punchy drums and throbbing bass lingering somewhere behind the scenes all someone converge to create quite a melancholic tune. The credit for this has to be given to the vocalist, whose pained, sweet vocals fluctuate from deep, hushed whispers to strained and emotive groans about love lost.
“B Love” is a slightly more upbeat stab at pop stylings. Surf rock prevails, but it is approached in a slightly less emotional manner. Something melancholic always lingers in the vocals, nonetheless - the lyrics are always nostalgic and reminisce of times or people from the past, but instrumentally this track packs a little more punch. There is enough variety here to remain curious as to what will come on their debut album in less than a weeks’ time.
“Life On One Knee” closes this little EP on a much more jovial note. Tempered, soothing vocal overlap a drowned beat and upbeat guitar chords strummed rapidly. The tone, as always, displays elements of darkness, but the overall ending seems hopeful. It is the perfect closure to an album of mixed emotions. This was truly an intriguing experience and one which prompts me to recommend that you not only spend less than 10 minutes of your time listening to these four tracks right now, but that you keep your eyes and ears peeled for Twin Gable’s debut album later this week.
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