Thursday, July 26, 2012

Review: Kyoto Drive “The Approach” [EP]


Kyoto Drive is a UK rock band comprised of Adam Binder (Vocals/Bass), Mike Levell (Guitar/ Vocals), Mark Piper (Guitar/Vocals), and Mitch Davis (Drums) that caters to fans of Cartel, Jimmy Eat World, and The Early November. Formed in 2009, the band had a vision of creating something uplifting, something catchy, and something powerful. The band has completed a 7-track mini-album called “The Approach” with producer Matt O’Grady (Deaf Havana, You Me At Six).

“The Approach” begins with an atmospheric introduction that I advise you to skip…the good stuff begins with “Holiday”, a fiery track celebrating newfound romance. “So Much Alive” continues the feel good rock vibe with a song based on a film called August Rush. One of the most radio-friendly cuts, “Faking Laughs For Photographs” is actually about a marriage proposal. “Breathe” is a contemporary rock anthem (video below) that hits all the right buttons. The EP closes with the slightly more subdued “You Never Knew”, a song about a life in music that will likely resonate with music fans as well.

Aside from the introduction, this EP comes at you fast and strong, without a dud in the bunch. “The Approach” will be cranking out of my speakers a lot this summer!

Kyoto Drive – Facebook.

Check out the video for “Breathe”:

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