Currently, the rock scene seems to be smothered in bands that want to sound rough, heavy and, in general, “grunge”. As wonderful and exciting as it is to hear new, (and good) good punk music - it’s also nice to have a break from it. Red House Glory manage to provide an escape from the relentless shouting and gritty guitars by creating some beautiful rock music, whilst managing to steer clear of the ‘pop rock’ label.
This three track EP is a thing of wonder. The precision and amount of care taken in perfecting all aspects of the band are commendable and is shown through the high quality standard of each track. All of the songs are masterpieces. The deep bass mixed with the highly pitched guitar in ‘Friend of Mine’ highlights the bands versatility – particularly towards the end of the track when the riffs submerge into the battering drums and generate some proper feisty rock. Throughout the EP, Lewis Knaggs’ vocals are full of pure and honest emotion. He transitions spectacularly from silky smooth and caressing vocals to vocals full of rage and passion. Yet still, his voice manages to sound heavenly. The only critique of this EP is that I was left yearning for more.
They're a difficult band to define. Throw classic rock riffs, infectious bass-lines and pop-tastic melodies together and you’ve got yourself Red House Glory. But where does that put them on the scale of things? From the sound of this EP, these guys have got the potential to be as big as British bands like You Me At Six and Royal Blood. More and more, it looks like 2015 is going to be a very musically exciting year.