The EP is billed as a modern punk take on Beach Boys-style 50s/60s rock n roll and surf music. This turned out to be the perfect way to describe this bundle of raw energy that we’re calling an EP. It’s fair to say you should expect more than just good vibrations, and if you turn up the volume, that’s exactly what you’ll get.
The record starts out with ‘Crank Bugs’, a track that fans may have well heard before. If, however, Radio Silence are new to you, this is the track that almost sounds like those punky beach boys we mentioned before.
A slower song is up next in the way of ‘Heads Will Roll’ that cleverly tells us, “I wanna know where your heads been lately, mines on a roll.” the witty lyricism is much appreciated as the vocals spread themselves across the sounds of distinctive guitars and an ever-steady beat of the drums.
‘The Hanging Tree’ breaks in with the gift of a great guitar intro and runs for almost a minute before the instrumental is interrupted with vocals. What is a rather strange song lyrically is a psychedelic work of art musically.
Next up, we have a previously unheard song, ‘Isolation’. What starts as a song perfect for filling the dancefloor at any indie club night, catchy and upbeat, morphs into something else. It breaks from the norm to deliver some stark vocals making their point with nothing but a singular guitar in the background before it builds up momentum and climaxes in beautiful brilliance.
Another unheard track, ‘Repo Man’, closes out the EP, the most unique sounding song of the whole collection, and what a collection it is. If you are looking for something a little different that doesn’t play to genre or fit neatly in boxes, this is the EP for you. Making Radio Silence definitely one to look out for in the future.
Isolation is available in all the usual places you stream your music from on March 24, so do yourself a favour and check it out as soon as you can!