'Cut To The Chase' EP Review
Excerpt from press release:- The band was founded early 2018 after college friends and bandmates, Tamsin Sayers (vocals, bass) and Kearney Day (guitar) left their previous band and created their own project with their best friend, Toby Holbrook (drums). Having played on the Discovery Stage at the sprawling Bristol Harbour Festival and at a flagship Nambucca, London they have since gone on to open/play main support for touring bands including The Seamonsters, The Novatones and Spector in other cities and gained more fans.
Hot on the foot from two acclaimed singles which both garnered a breadth of stellar reviews and national airplay on Planet Rock, BBC Upload, the band believe ‘Cut To The Chase’ is indicative of their own gritty style of melodic indie rock. Bearing a catchy appeal to fans sat in either camps, this release will also appeal to the more casual of listeners and is a dip of the toe in the ocean of their songs to come.
With no real genre defining tunes, it is hard to try and categorise Pompadour's sound, so I won't bother and just call this EP 'Cut To the Chase' a very eclectic mix of styles all brought together and given the blender treatment by this interesting and modern group of musicians from Bristol.
These are a group to keep an eye on and if you can catch them live then you really should. TFM gives 'Cut To The Chase' 4/5. Definitely an interesting mix of styles and available to buy now.
'Blame Your Predecessors' is a stop start beginning with a very retro sounding indie tune to follow for the rest of the opening track. Next up is 'Point Black' which has an aggressive start with a semi-rap before the vocals become strong and meaningful for the chorus as the music lifts before dropping down again for the verse.
'Enigma' is full on from the first note for this modern sounding track that covers several genres, not settling on one in particular before 'Veronica' brings us a dynamic vocal performance from front woman Tamsin Sayers. Very much a cross between The Pretenders and Pulp with a modern twist.
Last track on the EP 'Catch Me If You Can', has a very Alt Rock sound and feel and is a fine way to end this eclectic mix of tunes by Pompadour.