Below The Fall Below The Fall (EP)

Sun 25th July 2010

Rob Himself

/incoming/belowthefall250.jpgThey don't make 'em like this anymore. And that's a pity, because Below The Fall's debut 2-tracker is a perfectly brilliant nostalgia trip, that quite literally parties like it's 1999.

Hailing from Newbury and boasting 9hz forum's very own Mamba on drums, BTF deal in riffs that wouldn't sound out of place on a Far record and vocals that are the closest you can come to Hundred Reasons' (remember them?) Colin Doran without actually being him. And that's no bad thing, lending as it does a very distinctive and English sound to what is essentially a very American post-hardcore throw-back.

This is the sort of heartfelt riffery you would expect to crop up on Deep Elm Records' famous Emo Diaries compilation series, set to two modes: while 'Commissioner' is a chugging, Deftones-y, iron-wrought affair, 'Just Run Away' borrows more liberally from the 'Reasons' not inconsiderable catalogue of melodic hooks.

A promising first effort, simply but lovingly presented by Witch Hunter Records in a screenprinted natural card sleeve. With bands like The Xcerts peddling a similar vein to wide acclaim, BTF could be, cliched as this sounds, Ones To Watch.


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    •  Amy BAmy B
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    •  mambamamba
    • You're too kind... Cheers Rob.
    •  mambamamba
    • I guess I should mention that it's available on limited edition CD from our bigcartel page and to download for as much as you like (or nothing) from our bandcamp page.
    •  OllieOllie
    • This is an impressive EP...I still have to get round to qriring my review for it.
    •  HopkinsHopkins
    • cheers for the review rob
      hopefully the first of many to come
    •  MazzMazz
    • Can you release my solo album?
    •  HopkinsHopkins
    • sure thing
    •  MazzMazz
    • Of course.

      It's a concept album about an army of primitive warriors that fly around the galaxy on the back of winged bears and seek sexual pleasure at in its most perverse state.
    •  mambamamba
    • Check out this showreel by a local video editor / special effects kind of guy (featuring our track Commissioner). He's only 16 but can do some pretty clever stuff. He'll hopefully be doing a proper video for our next release next year.