Been a very long time since I’ve posted, here’s what happened, I went on holiday, came back, had a lot of work, went on holiday again, then had a lot of work. So there is my explanation for my terrible blogging in recent weeks.
I was meant to do a post on these a very long time ago, before I went on my first holiday. This is a band called The Tennysons, hailing from Leicester like Kasabian, the band consists of Ryan Dunn – Vocals/Guitar, Max Stafford – Bass/backing vocals and Ben Woolley who plays drums. I haven’t seen these guys live before but from reading other reviews and listening to their music, I can say that they’re a lad band, and a very good lad band. They play music that makes people just punch the air stomp their feet, the sort of music I like, especially live because it gives me what I want. Their Influences are Oasis, The Smiths, Sex Pistols, The Stone Roses. You can see bits of these bands in their music, especially Sex Pistols because have punk edge to their music. One review suggest that The Tennysons reminded him of an early Oasis, and Ryan Dunn to a young Noel Gallagher.
The EP – Fortune Favours
They have a new EP out entitled ‘Fortune Favours’, which consists of four songs which are ‘George Smith’, ‘Sometimes’ , ‘New found glory’ and ‘Liar Liar’. When you listen to them you do get a taste of Oasis especially with the vocals in the songs, and I’d also say that with the sound of guitars as well, they are extremely well and in your face which gives me no doubt that they would be brilliant live.
All the songs on the EP are very strong and very catchy with the lyrics in the songs and the riffs playing a big part in that. One to mention would be ‘Sometimes’, as they have these really catchy part where they drop and the drums go with it, which really stud out for me. All the songs are actually quite capable of being an anthem for the youth (the cool youth, not the uncool).
I’d say my favourite song on the EP is ‘Liar Liar’, as it changes pace in the song which I liked, also you got the backing vocals in it which it gives it more of that laddish music effect. Love the little solo in it, not the most complex of solos, but it really sits in well with the song. Also this my pick of the bunch because it’s the most in your face. It’s 2 minutes of absolute energy, and 2 minutes of joy.
These are a little bit closer to home for me, so I might actually be able to go and see these live,which I hope I’ll be able to do soon. I think it’s a really strong EP, but I still think they’ve got a lot more to offer us, and I’ll be there to listen to it, and tell the world.
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