Bournemouth-based babies Towers are taking their first tentative steps into the tumultuous world of rock ’n’ roll. With the release of their self-titled debut EP, Towers’ angsty alt-rock has packed the first of what we hope will be many, many punches from this fledgling four-piece.
Record opener ‘Titan’ well and truly lives up to its name with a thick, rich, powerful start that introduces us to the hearty tones and headstrong riffs of this band. As their swish, melodic style continues, we’re reminded of alt-rock giants Taking Back Sunday and, in some ways, an earlier 30 Thirty Seconds to Mars, back in their punkier, pre-ego days. Subtle female vocals creep into the track midway and add an endearing warmth.
Just one track in and we already feel as though Towers have got something special, and follow-up ‘Otherside’ only proves exactly that. With a massive, meaty chorus and a huge anthemic sound, Towers manage to create a voluminous sound much bigger than we’d usually expect from a new band embarking on their very first record. Sounding genuine, melodic and catchy all at once, Towers are pleasantly surpassing expectations.
With final track ‘Could Have’, this band bare their teeth and show us their aggressive side once more. Unleashing pure, unadulterated angst on the world, Towers possess that raw edge of underground Brit-rock, similar to that of Like Pacific and Boston Manor. They are crass, unpolished and unrefined, but it works brilliantly.
Towers have only just begun but, if they continue to hurtle forward with the same unashamed ferocity and enduring confidence that shines throughout this self-titled debut, they’ve got a pretty exciting future ahead of them.
Towers is out on 30th September via self-release.