Party In The Paddock. Ricky Ponting. Cascade beers. The humble Apple Isle has gifted us …
Get your dancing shoes on for this one! Post alternative outfit Between Kings have taken a massive leap into boptastic arena rock territory with their debut LP, The Escape.
These vibes hit from the get-go with opener, The Escape which sees the four piece serve up a hearty dose of emotion with their stadium worthy hooks and driving riffs. While the group stick to this anthemic sound for the most part, they do throw other sonic influences into the ring with aplomb. Whether it’s taking a slight pop punk turn with Forget the Comedown, hitting ballad territory with World of Our Own or showing off their softer side with an acoustic rendition of The Escape to close out the record, the Brisbane based band show that they have the potential to do it all.
If this record is anything to go by, Between Kings will be filling the sizeable gap in the Australian arena rock scene in no time.
This mish mashing of ideas doesn’t just apply to the sound of the record though. While most of the tracks read like a personal diary entry, delving into topics like insecurity and the rough upbringing of vocalist Nic Machuca, the LP also dabbles into trashy teen movie territory with Party Song. Lyrically, the track comes out of left field, offering listeners a good time rather than a hopeful message. Sure, the constant reference to taking shots borders on slightly cheesy territory, but damn, it’s catchy.
With only a brief history as a band behind them, Between Kings have played their hearts out here, creating a cohesive release that’s bursting at the seams with energy. If this record is anything to go by, Between Kings will be filling the sizeable gap in the Australian arena rock scene in no time.
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STANDOUT TRACKS: World of Our Own, The Escape, Alibi