Thursday 19 February 2015

More Than Conquerors // 'Red' - Single Review

Northern Irish alt-rockers, More Than Conquerors, will release the first single of 2015 via their own label, Oil Tape Records, entitled, ‘Red’(along with b-side 'Diamonds Over Glory'). They took the album on the road and left a trail of pounding live shows through the UK and Europe, holding close an ever increasing fan base. So of course we couldn't help have a cheeky listen to the new single. 

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'Red' immediately ups the ante on anything that has come previously. Frontman Kris Platt describes the new single as 'a strange elegy' and that exactly sums it up; it has a definite purpose and sees the band striving with more passion and intent. Rocky riffs and thrashy verses make way for a soaring and anthemic chorus. Capturing the British rock edge it has undertones of and Twin Atlantic and Lower Than Atlantis and that is certainly no bad thing. 'Red' is ambitious, it is bold and certainly sets out to make a statement. And we have to admit it succeeds; we defy you to not go away without it stuck in your head.

'Diamonds Over Glory', in contrast is more stripped back and simple, yet undeniably melancholy and beautiful. You can't help but be mesmerized by what you hear. We are sold. 7.5/10

Catch the band on tour...

27/02/15 - London, Garage
01/03/15 - Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
07/03/15 - Liverpool, Blade Factory
11/03/15 - Belfast, Limelight 2
16/03/15 - 22/03/15 - Austin, Texas - SXSW Festival