EP Review | Sisteray – ‘Sisteray Said’

Sisteray - 'Sisteray Said'

Sisteray Prove Once Again They’re One of the Best Underground Bands Today

When a song begins with as epic drumming as this does, and face melting guitar riffs, I often think how on earth is this going to take off from this moment!? It’s surely not going to, but I was very very wrong.

I was overwhelmed with a punk rocker vocal and in your face lyrics. Can you imagine when this song gathers its deserved momentum, anything other than a crowd erupting at the very first bang of the drums? Cause I can’t.

The song has the feel of Empire, by Kasabian, and at moments it reminded me of Come On Feel The Noise by The Quiet Riot. What’s not to get ecstatic about? It’s a song for the people, the people who have had enough of certain individuals in an ever growing vain society. And the people want nothing better than having a record like this to express it!

So here it is guys. It’s a song I’d be in waiting for amongst that festival crowd, a song where I’d be encouraged to climb on the shoulders of a stranger, and absorb every single second of this new and pure rock anthem.

With that being said, the song ‘Rumour Mill’ had me fascinated by the intelligence  of the lyrics, it’s punk rock poetry, yet you’re not quite realising you’re being hypnotised by a steady tempo on the drums, and occasional teasing guitar riffs. And then the song explodes, which had me throwing my head back and forward like a well seasoned heavy metal rocker.

Lyrically someone, somewhere, has done a lot of talking without thinking. And we all know of those people! The wordsmith behind this record has painted this picture in a rather genius way, and It’s honestly difficult to go back from the fun you’re having now.

Especially when the track ‘Algorithm Prison’ has more edge, it made me think are we all just playing by the rules? Accepting whats in front of us as normal? Like we are players in a real life version of the PC Game The Sims. Being controlled by a hierarchy, that we believe care?

It reminded me a lot of ‘Bring It On Down’ by oasis. It’s melodically banging and with those lyrics the track really had me buzzing! I thought maybe I was in for some breathing space when I heard ‘Sisteray Said’, but the utterly awesome happened again!

I’m well drunk on this EP at this point, but the opening bass just tipped me over the edge.

It was my flaming sambuca. I was a ‘Sisteray’ worshipper now. This song was just 2 and a half minutes of musical mayhem, and no matter how much you want to escape it you can’t.

This EP showed me how brilliantly skilled these musicians are and I cannot stress that enough, they’re different class. The writing with edge but bringing you honesty, adding fuel to the fire while taking you on that rollercoaster with them. This band are the real deal and I cannot wait to hear more.

Words by Captain Sound

EP Review: Yucky Duster – ‘Duster’s Lament’



After finding their debut album only yesterday, it was only a matter of time until  Yucky Duster’s new EP “Duster’s Lament “was found, an oh how beautiful it was to find it. There’s only a number of bands that I have found myself falling instantly in love with, and Yucky Duster are now one of the bands on this short and exclusive list.

Their Lo-Fi, careless sound was endearing on their first self-entitled debut album, and although the band continue with this unique sound it still hasn’t lost any of its likability. The EP doesn’t push any boundaries but the band know their wheelhouse increasingly well, and they’re able to create simplistic songs with a relatability factor which is difficult to find for most bands, yet they do it with ease. This is their USP which they lean on for most of the songs. Whether they’re singing about feeling down and having “one of those years” in ‘Dusters Lament‘, or singing about you and your friends growing apart in ‘Different People’ you can relate so easily.


The production is completely stripped back as they rely solely on guitars, subtle harmonies, simple drum patterns and keys which makes the EP so infectious, because it’s simple. Along with this none of the songs touch the three minute mark, which is refreshing to hear because you’re enjoying every song, and just before the song could potentially lose it’s life you’re onto the next one.

The EP’s showcase has to be the closing track ‘Elementary School Dropout‘, which is not only one of the funniest song titles ever created, but is the best track on the EP. Everything is spotlighted, the plain funny lyrics such as “I’m a the bad girl in the corner/because I never get to school on time”, the crazy guitar riff throughout and the beautifully under-produced harmonies – it’s all there.

Understandably this will not to be every ones liking, but to the people who are fans of Lo-Fi music such as The Softies, Tiger Trap and Beat Happening this band is for you. The only problem with the EP is that it wasn’t an album, but that’s just being greedy.

Words by Alex Wise @AJWise

RoKoKo – New EP



RoKoKo are a rock/indie three piece hailing from Medway, they started their voyage in May 2012 where they released a debut three track EP. Since then they have played a handful of gigs around their hometown gaining confidence by receiving well deserved feedback which saw people explain  their music as, catchy sing along songs accompanied with an energetic performance.  The band is made up by Kirk Taylor – Vocals/Guitar, Jason Cornish – Bass/Vocals and Karl Wilde – drums, having a wide variety of musical influences ranging from The Beatles up to the more up to date music such as the Arctic Monkeys.

The EP

The bass riff as the start of the first song sets up an incredible EP that will have you tapping your toe and thinking of the good old days of  The Libertines and The Dirty Pretty Things. The first songs riff smells of Carl Barat a mile away, with guitar sounding as crunchy and distorted as it could and the riff being as catchy as a common cold. However the vocals are particularly very unique because although he’s taking influences from Pete Doherty and his careless attitude while singing, his voice has a different sound to it which makes fellow Libertines fans listen more intently.

The second song on the EP ‘My Fellow Swordsman’ doesn’t drop any of the pace or energy which was built up after the first song. Again it’s the same beautiful crunchy sounding guitar which keeps your toe tapping while Kirk keeps you listening with his vocals and possibly one of the most catchiest choruses this year with Kirk singing ‘My Fellow Swordsman had won’, you can’t really help singing it. Although it sounds like one of the most simplest of songs, if there was an award catchiest song of the year, this would be up there.

‘She’s Really Fine’ steps away from the sound they had in the first two songs, sounding a lot more mellow and smooth, this doesn’t mean that it’s a bad song because it’s just as catchy as ‘My Fellow Swordsman’. Kirk shows his versatility with his vocals hitting notes that I could only dream of hitting. This is where The Beatles influence shines through and not just because of the word ‘Fine’, when you close your eyes you could picture this playing in the 1960’s, and it wouldn’t seem out of place.  A perfect way to round of an EP, a nice little sing along. The only critacism of this EP is that it wasn’t long enough, which is definitely a good point because it leaves you wanting that bit more.

A band that I will be keeping tabs on after that EP, the lads said 2013 will be a much bigger, with them aiming to get on to the London circuit and bring out more songs, which is something to look forward to.