Friday 28 June 2013

The Pyramid Ship - Going Out EP

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Recently we featured the latest album by Kassini. That was an expansive, almost progressive album. The connection between Kassini and The Pyramid Ship is the lead singer John Hogg. As exhibited with Kassini, Hogg has a powerful, raw, yet rich voice. With The Pyramid Ship and this debut EP, Hogg, along with musical partner Charlie Morton, is shaking off any shackles and simply delivering tight, superbly-crafted modern rock. The title track opens the EP and punches out in true style. There are shades of latter-day Stone Temple Pilots and lost Brit-rockers The Senseless Things, in the rolling grooves. It's a powerhouse of a song driven by Hogg's vocals; as was once said  it's a "mindshaker meltdown" of a track.

'Outside My Door' slinks in on a dirty bass rumble. This is maintained throughout the song. Hogg indulges his best Robert Plant lasciviousness, and "hears her knocking". ‘Outside My Door’ is a dirty, sultry beast that is all the better for being recorded up close and personal. Keeping the Zepp-size groove on, 'Riding' swims in on another low-slung trip. It has a looseness not seen since Reef and their early tracks such as 'Naked'. The song then finds its own footing and stomps with an almost raw-glam power. The concluding track to the EP is 'Breaking up', it's fresher than the low-slung tracks previous. 'Breaking Up' houses a wonderful skyscraping chorus that lights up the whole song. The song then stretches out in a psychedelic, bewitching brew, before finding its rock-solid base taking us out in classic fashion. This is a delightful entrĂ©e that whets the appetite and leaves you craving for what The Pyramid Ship will give us next.

The Pyramid Ship's website

'Going Out' will be available from July 9th on Flame Proof Music

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