BREAKING WAVES – what can I say?
Anyone who has frequented the North West’s music scene for the past decade is sure to have come across Peat Hicks and Phil Ireland whilst they provided the rhythm section in Exit State.
As BREAKING WAVES, they have become one of the most dynamic live acts that I have seen in recent years, and have just proved, with their self titled second album, that beyond the shadow of a doubt, they are also tremendous song writers.
This album had me hooked from the very first listen ...
It’s a very confident, bold sounding record – there’s quite a strong reference to the vibe that people loved about the 90s indie rock scene – It gives it a familiarity, and an uplifting nostalgia somehow – and yet it retains a total sense of it’s writers identity. Does that make sense? It’s original, but it gives you instant comfort from good things that have gone before ...
The first three tracks, “Big Trouble”, “Chance In Love”, “Black Eyes Blue Skies”, are nothing short of classic indie rock anthems (think U2 / Snow Patrol), “Only Words” injects a jazzier feel, with numbers like “Neverlies” adding a more laid back layer (hints of RadioHead?) ; “Things You Didn’t Know” has a progressive build ... guitars soar, drums crash ... ... while “Click Again” strikes a contemporary chord and brings the album bang up to the speed of 2018.
The official release date is yet to be confirmed, but keep an eye on their social media and website for news