Endelouz – Endelouz [EP]
Endelouz is a pretty cool new band. Their alternative sound has something original to it. At times it’s rootsy, at times it’s pure rock & roll and most of all it is very pleasant. Interesting guitar licks and promising arrangements show there’s a lot of promise in this band.
At times things could be a little tighter and the songs could use a little bit more production wise, but all in all, this is good music. Keep in mind this band is only just starting and will have plenty of time to grow. They have all the basics and in time as they come together as a band even more and find their comfort zone, I believe they have the potential to do great things.
The EP starts out with the laid-back and rootsy Always Her, which just makes me wanna relax with a beer, play a game of cards. I dunno, this is ideal pub music for me. Some people who listened to this with me pointed out some little imperfections, but to me that is part of what makes me like it so much. I don’t like those really clean songs, they don’t sound real. Endelouz, on Always Her, shows they are real, and that they can write and perform real songs.
Bad Advice has a bit of a 70s rock & roll feel to it. The faster-paced tempo and infectious rhythm make this song very suited for a passionate live performance. I started tapping my feet or my fingers to the beat right from the first time I heard it. It’s catchy.
Then we hear Bad Connections, which may be my favorite on this CD. Vocally it’s the best song and the accents in the song in the exact right places. To me, this is the song that convinced me of this band’s potential. They do the right things and show that musically they are quite a gifted band. Not afraid to put in a little guitar solo, strong songwriting, the whole thing just works really well.
The EP ends with Raven’s Song which is a very nice, little more relaxed, closer. Lyrically it’s my favorite. There’s use of imagery and metaphors in the lyrics, which is something that I usually tend to like. The groovy yet almost americana feel to the song gives it a very cool ring.
Endelouz isn’t there yet, but they show to have the tools to get there eventually. There is definitely talent in this band and musically they know what to do. With time and experience there could be endless possibilities for this band. They might not be in a genre that is dominating radio at the moment, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth hearing. I’m very much looking forward to hearing more from this band.