EP REVIEW: Eva Plays Dead – The Fix
Nottingham based rockers Eva Plays Dead have just released their EP The Fix and it’s definitely a fix of something! Plugging away in the independent scene is never easy, but this EP is something of a resurgence for a band who’ve played with the likes of Alien Ant Farm, Skindred and Devilskin, amongst others.
With heavy riffs, loud drums and thunderous vocals Eva Plays Dead injects some much-needed rawness into the music scene. The EP starts with Spin, and quickly we realise that this is worth listening to – the drum beat and fast-paced vocals of Tiggy Dee instantly appeal to us, the beat is equally catchy and raucous; almost like something The Pretty Reckless would have a crack at.
And there’s no let up with the rest of the EP: Bones feels like something that would sound perfect on Kerrang Radio, think Paramore but much heavier.
We particularly enjoyed Colours, which has a bit of everything thrown into it, from the heavy guitar riffs to the hard-hitting vocals and an amazing instrumental set near the end of the song
What really sets EPD apart and shows that they know their audience well is how they’ve raised funds for this EP – by hitting crowd funding site PledgeMusic and smashing their target in the space of 5 weeks, and with such generous offers and affordable pledges available, it’s no wonder they generated the money so quickly (£8.00 gets you a signed copy and a thank you note, heck you can get them to do a house concert for you for £1000.00!)
So the pros – they rock, the instrumentals are memorable, the vocals are fresh but familiar and they’re doing a small UK tour this May.
The cons – it’s an EP so we can’t enjoy this band for longer.
If you’re looking for a fix and are bored of what’s out there then this EP is definitely worth a listen; it’s fresh, original and, of course, big respect for a band that have got this far without a label!
Standout Track: Colours
For Fans Of: The Pretty Reckless, Turbowolf
Written by: Omar Malick