Big-hooked rock infused with chunky chords and pop sensibilities
Review by Mark Granger
Release date: 27 July 2015
The Endeavour‘s debut EP practically oozes confidence, and for good reason. This Peterborough quintet know how to write a tune and with a mastery of dynamics and an obvious passion they have produced four tracks that much more established bands would be proud of.
‘Take It All’ is all energy and riffs with a minor key verse and sing-a-long chorus and the hooks come in spades on the Jimmy Eats World-esque ‘No One Else To Blame’. ‘Open Hearts’ crashes in from nowhere, its chunky chords and euphoric melody adding an extra dimension to the band. The verses’ vocal harmonies and the ridiculously huge chorus hook making it the EP’s stand out track, its message of being yourself and taking life by the balls a classic and always welcome theme.
‘After The Storm’ is the ‘ballad’ and has a My Chemical Romance flavour in its swaying rhythms and vocals which have more than a little Gerard Way about them. It pulls it off though, successfully showing that the band aren’t all about the slap-around-your-face-edness immediacy of the other songs and can take things in a more subtle direction.
If you like your hooks big and your rock infused with chunky chords and pop sensibilities then The Endeavour could well find a happy home on your music player of choice. Then when they get all popular you can say you were there from the beginning.
7 out of 10
- Take It All
- Open Hearts
- No One Else To Blame
- After The Storm