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Holding Sand - On Sleepless Nights

GLB_saint   (19 reviews)

Posted: 10/07/2010 | Comments: 0 | Rate:

Holding Sand is a young band from France, their new E.P. on sleepless nights is far better than their debut Ebb&Flow. It's a four piece band who sing in English, and it becomes clear that the lead singers English lyrics make sense very well apart from lines like 'magazines cut like razor blades' but I just think the lyricist was just being prick.

A clear issue with this band is that the music is very predictable, basic and also poor in some places, specifically the drums, it's very frustrating listening what is a very simple drummer. However, the lead singers voice is pretty good, it's very rocky with a real grunt behind it that I really enjoyed.

I could not put my finger on whether I liked this band or not. It's post-hardcore but with a more grounded sound and developed songs. But I wouldn't give them the credit, as some of this E.P is awful, the verse to shooting stars was plain shit Even though the chorus was all right. I would say this band needs some time, they need to learn their own strengths and develop their sound, it's not great but their is potential if they pull their finger out. Stop creating boring 'romantic' songs like 'Black is the new Black' which has nothing to it but a cool singing voice. But I will check these guys in the future to see how they are progressing.

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