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Canterbury - Dark Days British rock/indie four piece return with their third full length album.. Opening, 'Expensive Imitation' the peace is quickly broken as it quickly develops into a head banging damn catchy track! A truly good one to open on that grabs you immediately with its hard hitting rhythms,power and dynamic delivery, which sets the scene nicely for what lies ahead!..'All My Life' features splendid calming vocals from Luke Prebble in the verses and in the chorus it picks up power and has an anthemic feel, helped by one of the biggest most memorable chorus' on the album. Single, 'Satellite' is extremely catchy, and boasts a big and bold sound and again can see it being a great crowd pleaser! This is a must hear, and once you do you will find it at the forefront of your mind! 'Hold Your Own' starts with a great intro with piano and effective gang vocals, with are very well placed. This shows their slightly 'darker' more serious side, and builds up with explosive results! Again has a mainstream anthemic vibe but with a angsty back bone with its broody and slightly sinister tones. 'By The Trail' starts out acoustic for the most part with pitch perfect and vulnerable vocals. Throughout its very subtle but highly effective and moving with its soothing and emotive sound. 'Elephant' picks up the pace and packs a punch with great vocals and a strong very catchy chorus and melodic varied rhythms. Closing song, 'Going Nowhere' is full of passion and emotion,with Luke displaying some of his best stripped back vocals with lovely accompanying ambient instruments. This has a different more soft approach but shows they are diverse and can still inject tonnes of power in this more laid back track! This album has a largely upbeat and uplifting sound but with hints of ominous and foreboding tones, which they execute perfectly with the right balance! They possess a fresh and exciting sound, displaying heaps of energy, passion and power. They still seem to be somewhat underestimated all things considered, but following this release I think the sky is the limit for Canterbury! CL

A Raven Among Doves

Issue 23 of Stencil Mag  

Features interviews from the following: A Day To Remember, Trivium, Of Mice & Men, We Are The In Crowd, Miss May I, The Pretty Reckless, Iss...

Issue 23 of Stencil Mag  

Features interviews from the following: A Day To Remember, Trivium, Of Mice & Men, We Are The In Crowd, Miss May I, The Pretty Reckless, Iss...