The Kavaliers - Taking Care of Business E.P.
Was well chuffed to get this e.p. in the post the other day.The Kavaliers are a young indie four-piece from Doncaster,who I've been keeping an eye on for a while now and have seen play live a few times.which is always a pleasure.Their influences are Stone Roses,Seahorses and Oasis amongst others and they have a sound that sits happily alongside all those greats.Do go and see them live if you get the chance,you won't be sorry.they look cool,play exceptionally well and have the right blend of arrogance and swagger that you want from a rock n roll band.And in Matt Brewin they have one of the best guitarists I've seen in a long time.Vocals are provided by Tom Statham,who just happens to have one of the best indie vocal sounds out there while drummer Jordan is superb.Bass on the e.p. is provided by Liam who sadly has now left the band but his replacement Lee is pretty hot too and looked to be settling right in when I saw the boys play at Tramlines.The e.p. has four tracks,starting with 'Living the Dream', which gets straight to it.all thundering drums,thrashing guitar and that amazing vocal,with the bass line snaking through all underpinned by a singalong chorus.theres a nice touch as well from a few lines that sound like they came straight from 'The Age of the Understatement' backed by a killer bass! Quality this! Second track 'First Sign' is even better,neat drum & guitar duelling intro leads into a great riff before Tom's best vocal of the e.p.I love this guys voice,full of a subtle power and energy,sounding like every indie fans dream.Drummimgs amazing on this track as well and the dreamy harmonies just add to the beauty of it all.an instant classic.The finest Manchester band to ever come from Donny!!Next up is 'Always Wanting More' great guitar riff backed up by more throbbing bass and a cool singalong chorus.great lyrics to this track too.a proper dance about,jump around in the pit,song.Bet the fans love this one live! Last track is 'Backed Against the Wall'.Has a really mature feel to it.A great vibe to the intro but a real tight feel,a band enjoying recording and getting into the groove.its a stomping,rock n roller with bits of brilliance coming through from all the lads.hope I can get hold of another copy of this cos the one I've got is gonna get some hammer.try and check out 'The Kavaliers' on soundcloud too.theres a few tracks on there well worth a listen.love this.cheers lads.madd ferret.