Chisel Beeches stand eagerly at the brim of a musical melting pot.
Released: 1st April 2016
The mashing-up of technically-driven riffs and poppy sensibilities has proven an unlikely yet lucrative pairing for the new breed of UK rock. As with any burgeoning movement, however, a line must be drawn to separate the innovative from the inferior, before the scene is riddled with sub-par, carbon copy bands.
Chisel Beeches have the potential to become the wheat within their crop, but on the Surrey quartet’s debut EP, they’re little more than chaff. While ‘In A Week, On A Whim’ has its promising moments of sharp, refined melody and killer hooks, they’re sadly undermined by bland indie-pop.
Fast forward to the shamelessly sugary toe-tapper of a chorus on ‘Tracy’ for a glimmer of hope – only to be stamped out with a lethargic, straight-outta-2010 breakdown.
Chisel Beeches stand eagerly at the brim of a musical melting pot, but their first serving leaves a slightly sour taste. If they mixed that blatant Coheed & Cambria influence with that effortless Don Broco-esque cool for a little while longer, they may end up with something much more delectable. Danny Randon