This band from Wisbech in Cambridgeshire followed me on Twitter recently, and this morning I had a listen to some of their music. The video below is from their new album ‘Take Courage’, which will be out on the 23rd September. Their first album ‘Swimming with Sharks’ is available on Spotify.
As everyone who reads my blog knows, I’m not too fond of shouting instead of singing, but I think this band have got the balance right – hardly any shouting despite the emotive subject of the lyrics. I actually preferred the first album, but it’s not fair too judge on just the one song how the new album will sound.
They have a website: http://www.wearethefirst.co.uk/ but it mainly lists tour dates; there is nothing useful about the band – like who they are. Their Facebook and Twitter are much more helpful.
From these we learn that the band is composed of
- Benny Salter – Vocals
- Tim Crane – Guitar/Scream
- Rob Knight – Drums
- Adam Masters – Bass
- Ben Knowles – Lead Guitar
The band describe their genre as Melodic Rock, which I think is a farily accurate description, especially of the first album. I think the second album may be a little heavier.
Here’s some information from their Facebook ‘About’ page: