With the classic combination of guitars, synth, bass and drum, their sound is a mix of breezy rock and psychedelic soul, which went into some powerful arena-rock dimension despite the relatively small stage. They built a real rock show with their dense layered-synth-guitars and upbeat tunes, and frontman David Dennis singing with big and clear vocals between some electrifying psychedelic rocking parts. They have been compared to The Strokes, The Killers, and The Kings of Leon, which is not necessarily a bad thing, despite what you may think of TKOL’s attitude.
Their music is actually easy and difficult to describe at the same time, as you can simply say they rock in a classic way, but so what? There is more than this, as each of their songs is an adventurous journey, with unexpected turns and complex detours wrapped by a tight and grandiose execution. Everything about them was passionate and ferocious, and their stage presence was captivating.
Dennis and guitarist Anthony Aguiar jumped up a few times on the large row of amps in front of the audience during some of these aggressively rocking songs, and if some may think it was a little over the top, I would say that their real enthusiasm and professional delivery were those of real rock stars.
The band recorded their 2008 EP debut 'Rotten Apples, released earlier this year their debut album ‘Timing Is Everything’, and among the crowd favorites were ‘Rotten Apples’, ‘Loose Chains’, and ‘Cheetah’, described by Dennis as ‘an angry pop song’, but they even played some songs announced as new ones, which had the same intensity animated by these outbursts of raw energy. Their huge sound and charismatic frontman have already been receiving hype from many sources, from local radio KCRW to the LA Times and the Huffington Post, and honestly these guys may become really big before we know it.
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