Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Review of "You'll Find A Way" by Out For Tomorrow - released 5th May 2014



Out For Tomorrow are a 5 piece alternative band from Bristol who have previously toured with Lower Than Atlantis and Deaf Havana. You’ll Find A Way (9/10) is their first full length album after a previously releasing a well received EP.

The album kicks off with "White Noise" and the sound of a ticking clock and slowly building guitars, before the epic bassline and pounding drums kick in. A barrage of guitars starts before the dual layered vocal attack commences propelling the track to a singalong soaring chorus.

The album has everything from the rock and roll dance-able swagger of the lead single "Give Me A Reason"; the straightforward punk tinged "Your Shining Star" to the chugging post hardcore thump of "Strike A Match".

Musically the band sways between melodic punk pop to post hardcore; think a more melodic Funeral For A Friend or a harder edged Jimmy Eat World. The ever present throbbing bass provided by Lee Mcgarel is a joy to listen to acting as a driving force of the album. (check out "Give Me A Reason" and "If I Have You" when the track falls away to uncover a succulent bassline)

The album takes a breather for “You Belong to Me” a tightly crafted interlude showcasing lead singer, Ben Lumber's amazing voice to a sparse musical accompaniment.

The band uses vocal harmonies frequently on various tracks, which gives the album a depth and sense of passion.

The album ends on the beautiful "Take My Place" a slower paced song with echo ladened guitar and vocals; lyrically the song is about moving on from a long term relationship. 

The album is crammed full of bright shiny guitars, melodic vocals, intelligent lyrics and thumping basslines. This is a must for fans of Funeral For A Friend, Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World and Natives.  You’ll Find A Way is released on the 5th May 2014 and is available for pre-order here:- http://outfortomorrow.bigcartel.com/product/you-ll-find-a-way-pre-order