Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The Old Border

Courtesy of Amar Chauhan

Despite describing themselves as 'ne'er-do-well musicians' London four piece The Old Border are producing some classy alt-pop stylee tracks culminating in the release of the bouncy All Over as their first single.

It's the first track off their soon to be released debut EP Rehearsed In The Mirror and reflects their musical influences nicely.

Born from a love of loud modern rock bands like Biffy Clyro and Kings of Leon fused with the honest storytelling of Bruce Springsteen and Gaslight Anthem, The Old Border have turned personal failures and small town strife into earnest, authentic guitar music.
After gigging and recording, the band have finished their debut EP Rehearsed in the Mirror, and in anticipation of its release are returning to the 'toilet circuit', filming a music video for their second single and continuing to capture suburban struggles in three and a half minute rock songs.

The marriage of honest lyrics and assured musicality runs through the Rehearsed In The Mirror EP with a moodier Don't Talk following on from the effervescent lead track All Over

Influence-wise the third track in If Only leans towards Kings Of Leon with its infectious guitar work whilst Past Caring veers off towards Biffy Clyro with a more driving riff and vocal. A fair bet for a second single release by The Old Border?

The Old Border are playing The Enterprise in Camden on January 30th and I'm sure there'll be announcements soon with more gigs. In the meantime, have a look at the nicely crafted video for All Over. Rest assured Ralph will be giving the single a spin on Radio KC.

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