Worlds Apart is a band from North East Scotland that have been around for about three years. They released Songs for Sons and Daughters. The album contains ten rock songs that are upbeat and actually quite fun to dance to.
They have a sort of early punk sound as well as the lesser know Mod scene that never died. It’s not as aggressive and angry as punk bands like Sex Pistols however. Their music is more aligned with acts like Small Faces and The Clash. If you go back a little more than a decade, a band called Franz Ferdinand had some time in the spotlight which is also in line with the music that Worlds Apart plays.
“Whenever It Comes” is the opener and a clear highlight. Don’t get confused by the first twenty- seconds which is an orchestra. The band busts out of the gate with a surplus of energy. I loved the groove and especially loved the bass line. The whole song is just a blast from the infectious vocals to the ringing out of distortion from the guitars.
That energy continues to spread on “Everything Takes Me Home” which is another fun song. The organ gives the song a unique feel and I really just loved the adrenaline that the instruments create.
“Heaven Only Knows” is a slight change. There were moments where I was reminded of The Doors. The chorus actually felt a little americana inspired. You are greeted with horns on “This Life” which is a pretty intense song that trades blows with the organ. “Set In Our Ways” is a highlight. The song has a notable chorus and something about the delivery felt a little more ’70s punk inspired. “Hello” sounds huge. Everything feels like it was turned up to ten on this song.
There are more good times to be had with “Middle Man” and the especially celebratory “Never Again.” “My Enemy” has it moments as well. The closer “Silhouette” has a revolutionary, cathartic feel to it as if you are starting anew.
This album had a nice mix of styles that I don’t hear as often as I used to. This type of music sounds especially great live but this album certainly is one that is best played loud. Recommended.
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