EP is in a word, beguiling. And is set to position The Slang as a much-consumed record. Well written and executed by band members John Bobo and John Newsome, produced by Patrick Ermlich and Jason Cummings, EP works on every level.
The Slang feels like Coldplay without the baggage but definitely conjures up early U2 shacked up with The Killers with a few claw marks from 90s California radio.
EP was recorded at The Cutting Room in New York and was mixed by Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons’ Night Visions, Tokyo Police Club’s Forcefield) and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys’ El Camino, Arctic Monkeys’ AM). Bobo writes, sings and plays multiple instruments. Bassist Newsome and Michael Dillon (touring) complete the circuit.
“Far From Over” is another track that jumps out at you. It goes down like a smooth glass of scotch and then WHAMMO. You’re under the rest of EP’s spell.
What is apparent about The Slang is that the band sounds like it has been around for a while. EP is polished but not too polished. It sounds big, glorious and ready for the stadium.
“Feels Like Work” is an effortless listen.
Far From Over
Feels Like Work
One Step At A Time
Rule The World
Find A Way