Band / Artist: Prides
Album: The Way Back Up
Release Date: 10th July 2015
Prides only formed as a band in 2013, but they definitely know what they are doing. The Way Back Up is thier debut album, and it is a solid one. It is a cacophony of synths, classic rock ambience and perfect song writing, all mashed up together in one brilliant package that is a mix of sound and light.
The light i’m referring to is the lyrics. The exquisite words woven through the 16 tracks creates a sound like the sun’s rays shining down on you for the entirety of the album.
But being a debut album, The Way Back Up does have it’s flaws. While they are not huge flaws and probably won’t matter to most people, I felt as if at least 2 or maybe even 3 tracks were somewhat thrown on the finished product as ‘fillers’, that is to say that while they are still decent tracks, they feel a bit rushed and not as polished as the rest.
I really think Prides have exploded onto the music scene in a dramatic way, and I really hope they stay in the music industry for as long as they can.
Favourite Tracks: Messiah, Out Of The Blue, Let It Go, Avalanche and Little Danger.
For Fans Of: Hurts, Bastille & Twin Atlantic