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Future Static are serving up some impressive honesty in their debut EP Want. They’re giving you sass, they’re giving you raw emotion, they’re giving you female dominance and throwback noughties punk-rock vibes.
However … there’s a weight lacking in this release that if added to the scale, would tip in Future Static’s favour big time. Vocalist Bri Marsh has one of those soulful voices that not only goes beyond her years in tone and delivery, but is the kind of voice that would be suited to any genre–soul, funk, pop, metal–Future Static could have it all.
Future Static are a fresh and good choice for new music in an industry witness to ever more female-dominated rock bands
That marriage of blunt lyricism with the hard-hitting drum beats of Shayana Mannays and the soaring solos of guitarist Ryan Qualizza pimped out with the steady thud of bass riffs from Kira Neil, Future Static create a truly solid sound. All they need to do is let go, be unafraid, own it.
Want isn’t bad in the slightest, in fact, as far as local Aussie rock goes this is a damn strong offering, especially when you sample the EP’s powerful standout track Crawling Back. Future Static are a fresh and good choice for new music in an industry witness to ever more female-dominated rock bands–but can Future Static stand out above the rest? Sure can, so get ready to see it.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Crawling Back, Want, Damages
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