Another new EP, this time from Liverpudlian Quintet Always The Quiet Ones. The band formed in 2010 and have so far gathered a good size following and landed a few tasty support slots with the likes of Deaf Havana and Turbogeist.

Sound wise the obvious influences on the band have been Biffy Clyro and Tool. Opening track ‘Sign Of The Times’ ( not a cover version of pocket size popster Prince’s track thankfully ) is where the early Biffy influence is most evident with stop/ start drum patterns, rhythm changes and key changes throughout which they pull off with ease.

The other two tracks lean more towards the slightly heavier Tool school of rock and for me this is the root the band should continue to pursue. Again the musicianship and musical inventiveness are first class, there is always something going on throughout a track to hold the listener’s interest and essentially it leaves you wanting to hear more, what more could you ask for ??

Always The Quiet Ones have shown great promise on this EP which is to be followed up with a double A side single in April. If they can continue with the same high standards displayed here then The Quiet Ones will be causing quite a stir in a venue near you soon.

David Wilson