Random Impulse – Wildcard EP

Released 13th August 2012

Not that I can confess to being a music expert but this new release from Random Impulse is definitely worth a listen. Hit me at first like a cross between Arctic Monkeys and Proff Green, with shades of reggae and an unmistakeably British grit that you might expect from Pulp or the Sex Pistols. I don’t have a lot of time and as a result I only tend to listen to something I can pick up easily and this band definitely has the ability to write catchy but edgy tunes, dealing head on in The Heroine with drug addiction while I Don’t Really Care puts on the familiar face of British youth against the ‘system’. The background guitar riffs and strong drum beat pursue me long after switching off this record and I would bet money that these guys are well worth seeing live, I will certainly be making the trip to Leeds Cockpit when they visit on their upcoming tour this autumn. My only reservation is that their sound is perhaps a bit too similar across the songs I heard but this has worked for plenty of bigger bands and while they build their fan base, why not stick to what you know?

Published by Francesca Baker

Passionate about music, the world, exploring, literature and smiling. Writing, marketing and events for all my favourite things.

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