Dear Chester, I only realised a few days ago that it’s nearly been a year …
It’s not often a little-known band get such a big-time grade in a review on Hysteria, but hear me out. Tired Eyes are the shit and in their debut album In Denial, Force A Smile, they prove to be in possession of every good thing you could ever want from music.
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You want a bold sound? Tick. You want emotive, real lyrics? Big tick. You want to be impressed by a band’s wild ability to create undefinable music? Tick. Do you want to fall in love with sensational songwriting and high-class musicianship? Tick, tick, tick.
The Brisbane outfit say no to genre pigeon holes as they navigate their way through a plethora of elements from every corner of rock ‘n’ roll.
The Brisbane outfit say no to genre pigeon holes as they navigate their way through a plethora of elements from every corner of rock ‘n’ roll. Tired Eyes balance a combination of gnarly, spoken and clean vocals without setting their toes too far into metalcore, they execute out-of-this-world melodies on the piano without getting too indie, and they get creative in places with effects and synth while retaining a sensational exploration of melody without washing out its members’ talents. For supporting evidence please firstly look to the album’s standout track, A Place, A Space, A Symphony.
Tired Eyes are about to shake things up in a big way—they could pass for Biffy Clyro’s Australian twin and yet to listen to them, to feel their music, they are so much more. As Tired Eyes move forward into doubtless success, it’s this humble writer’s hope that Tired Eyes don’t change a thing.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Outta Sight, A Place, A Space, A Symphony, In Denial, Dissonance
STICK THIS NEXT TO: Biffy Clyro, Kings Of Leon, Twin Atlantic