Review by Thea Wise
Despite the dreary grey block of rain that will now encapsulate the UK consistently for the next 6 months, chins must be kept raised as I will prove to you that October’s not all that bad after all…in particular on the musical front. This month see’s some epic bands and artists spreading their talentful seed throughout our wonderful country…
After inflicting their sound into the ears of many festival goers throughout the summer, Old School Tie (OST) are on the verge of releasing something outstandingly spectacular. With a unique sound of alternative, electro-rock, infused with beautifully melodic instrumentals and poetic vocals, this band of brothers deserve nothing but success.
Their newest album So Many Souls offers 10 tracks of awesomeness for the most intrepid of auditors and bravest of ears. Second single to be released on the album We Are Machines highlights the sheer energy that this band has to exhibit. With drum beats that’d rival your heartbeat after fighting the worlds biggest predator AKA The Terminator, their music administers a dose of adrenaline that only the highest quality bands can volunteer to an audience. For post-conflict relaxation the album converts into harmonic sounds with tracks such as How Were We Supposed To Know and So Many Souls that would knock down a chorus of angels.
Each track on the album introduces a dramatic opener for the treat that is to follow. Track 1 and first release on the album, Promises establishes what this album is about, which is ultimately an exciting insight into the world of unsigned musicians and pearl of magnificence that can be discovered if grasped with both hands.
However, these guys don’t just put the majority of their waking hours into making music, organising gigs and developing the OST fan base…Oh no, based in Wiltshire, the what can only be described as hippy-esque, eco friendly, constantly expanding and all round F*CKING WICKED Fieldview Festival is entirely organised by the band and their families, with all profits going to Water Aid.
The home-grown festival stages some incredible bands and artists who coincide with the FVF vibe and ethos. Artists include; Mc Xander, Lazy Habits, Charlotte O’Connor, Subsource and Picture Book to name just a small selection of the heroes that played at this years gig… So with good karma on their side, some seriously sexy album artwork, volatile riffs and captivating compositions, this purely emphasises the redefined course and superiority of OST’s sound.
My only advice now of course is to CHECK. THEM. OUT.