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illustr8ors – Debut E.P Review

Written 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

 

About the author

John Deaux

Some say Yank My Doodle, It’s A Dandy! is a biographical movie based on John

Some have even said that his favourite artist is Chesney Hawke

All we know is he is the ultimate bargain hunter & his skin, a hazy shade of winter

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