EP Review - Raphaels - Colours & Sounds
by Peter N
'Colours & Sounds' is the debut release from Dublin indie band 'Raphaels' and they celebrate the release with a headline gig upstairs in Whelans on November 27th with support from Mongoose & Ray Scully. The EP is a solid collection of 'Britpop' style catchy indie tunes that get better on every listen.
The title track is great tune with enough strings to elevate it out of the ordinary and into the realm of real quality. The 'Oasis' and 'Charlatans' influence can be clearly heard on the disappointing but brilliantly titled 'Monkey Dancing on a Razorblade'. As a complete track it failed to inspire. The quality returns on the bluesy tight song entitled 'Need This (And You Do)'. The closing track 'Revolution' screams indie anthem with it's catchy chorus, powerful lyrics, intricate riffs, well placed backing vocals and atmospheric strings.
'Revoltion' and the title track are excellent tunes that suggests that Raphaels are a band to watch. I've no doubt they have the capacity to make a great album and a long fruitful career on the Irish music scene.
Colours & Sounds - 9 out of 12