The Brighton based post-punkers, Come The Spring, have put their second and third EPs together as one album. Entitled 'Echoes, Revived' it contains thirteen tracks of powerful, emotionally charged rock. Featuring ex-members of Rydell and Strength Alone, you'll feel the depth of their musicality.
1, Thirteen months
2, Better now
4, For what it's worth
5, Brighton and the blues
7, Boys of summer*
10, Memory & resonance
11, Air that I’m breathing
13, Home, sick & tired
’13 Months’ kicks off the album with a huge surge of power, emphasising the sovereignty of the drums as it underlines the depth of the track, complimented by a weighted bass leading the rhythm. With such a solid starting point for Echoes, ’13 Months’ sets the tone of the album showing an anthemic and infectious potential for those with a progressive rock preference. As it moves into ‘Better Now’ the dynamism of the guitar really comes into play. Correlating with the vocals, the song highlights each talent individually, making Echoes come together in perfect synchronisation. Produced with clear, distinct sound, the augmented sound of the instruments are skilful and cadenced.
‘SJO’ brings on a different, surreal type of tone offering that atmospheric, almost visual experience. Feeling like the track would fit in well with the soundtrack to an epic, philosophical road-trip of self-exploration, ‘SJO’ is other-worldly in its short length and builds momentum for next track ‘For What It’s Worth.’ Released as a single earlier this month, ‘For What It’s Worth’ is a stand-out track on the album, showcasing the potential of Come The Spring thriving in arena-style live shows of fist pumping and ricocheting voices. As Echoes starts to become more distinct in its direction with a clear capability to use the instruments to their full potential to create their sound, ‘Brighton and the Blues’ comes with a mellow tone, fluctuating that power that has previously been displayed. It’s an intimate track, passionate in vocals as they fluctuate in frequency and attitude.
Album titled track, ‘Echoes’ contains masses of petulant proclivity with mood-altering vocals bringing a sense of pure indignation through raucous vocals. The persuasive nature of Echoes is of massive talent, delivered with high quality, well-produced tracks. For their final track, Come The Spring take on ‘Boys Of Summer’ spinning their own unique gyration on it, proving that Come The Spring has a definitive, solid sound in their grasp.
Review of ‘Echoes’ from Post Punk Press: https://postpunkpress.com/2018/03/19/come-the-spring-echoes-review/
Small Music Scene review: https://smallmusicscene.com/2018/03/21/review-come-the-spring-echoes/
Off The Record blog: https://offtherecordblog.org/2018/10/07/come-the-spring-single-better-now-review/