Albums, Music, The Revue — October 5, 2015 at 7:30 am

Wardance – “Wardance” EP


While Brit-pop is undergoing a revival with the emergence of a number of young, dynamic bands, the Brit-rock scene cannot be overlooked. Several bands have added a much-needed dose of edge and diversity to the genre, such as Eagulls, Royal Blood, and Drenge. But a band that is bringing back a classic sound is London three-piece Wardance. Whereas Eagulls added a cathartic, psychedelic sound and Royal Blood and Drenge have taken garage rock to head-pounding levels, Wardance have adopted alternative rock for a contemporary age.

Their self-titled, debut EP, which was released a couple of weeks ago, blares with the grunginess and mind-blowing rock of the ’90s. “Free Radicals”, the lead single shared in the summer, is a grungy, neo-psychedelic number in the mold of Brian Jonestown Massacre. “Guilding Light” and “Come Alive” are intense rockers filled with reverb-laced, blistering guitars and heavy riffs, reminiscent of Alice in Chains and Moist. “Reality”, meanwhile, has a very Gavin Rossdale / Bush vibe.

Wardance’s music is classic alt-rock, a genre that often gets overlooked in today’s music scene. But with a blasting and mind-bending sound, they have the chance to be this generation’s answer to some of the great rock bands of the ’90s. Their self-titled, debut EP is one glorious step in that direction.

Wardance are Josh Newton (guitar / vocals); Tom Medica (bass / backing vocals) and Mike Dodd (drums).

Wardance is out now. Pick it up at iTunes, Amazon, and eMusic.

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Twitter – @wardanceuk
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