illustr8ors – Debut E.P Review

illustr8ors – Debut E.P Review

16th September 2016 0 By John Deaux

illustr8ors are set to release their debut self titled & self released e.p 14th October, & what an e.p it is too.

4 tracks & a little over 13 minutes of fun  & fresh tuneage that will have even the hardened smiling & bopping along.

The illustr8ors are going to be a band to keep an eye on especially as they’re going to be on tour with Toseland.

This band aren’t exactly brand new as their previous guise was BlackWolf who were a force to be reckoned with in their own right. They’ve had a bit of a nip/tuck facelift & are back better than ever as illustr8ors.

If this doesn’t launch them stratospherically then there’s something very wrong, especially as they’ve already been thrown around Team Rock like a rag doll.

The e.p itself is really well produced, full of so many hooks, melodies & ridiculous vocals, including some falsetto that Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees would be envious of (especially on the track Shush Shush).

illustr8ors are a band with something to say lyrically also. Subject matter includes dealing with depression (Swimming With Anchors,) Fighting for what you believe in (Shush Shush), daring to dream big & believing that anything is possible (Something Biblical) & there’s the song about a very destructive relationship (Your Animal).

This is a heavy & mature body of work that even though deals with serious issues is still a playful record.

If this e.p is anything to go by, the full length release should be EPIC.

Score 8.5/10AATR Approved

illustrators e.p information.

illustr8ors-debut-EP-artworkwebTrack List

1 – Your Animal

2 – Something Biblical

3 – Swimming With Anchors

4 – Shush Shush

Release Date

14th October 2016

Label

Self Released

Check out the illustr8ors HERE. The E,p is available HERE

illustr8ors is:

 

Scott Sharp – Vocals

Jason Cronin – Rhythm Guitar

John Greenhill – Lead Guitar

Ben Webb – Bass Guitar

Thomas Lennox-Brown – Drums

 

Illustr8ors 2016 UK Tour with Toseland

 

September:

28th Stoke On Trent – The Sugarmill

29th Wolverhampton – The Slade Rooms

30th Sheffield – ‪The Corporation

October:

1st Edinburgh – Electric Circus

2nd Aberdeen – Tunnels

4th Hull – FRüIT

5th Chester – The Live Rooms

7th Northampton – Roadmender

8th Nottingham – Rock City

9th Bristol – The Fleece

11th Southampton – Engine Rooms

12th London – Dingwalls

13th Norwich – The Waterfront

 

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