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Written by Prajakta Hebbar
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Published: April 27, 2013 1:08:36 am


R.E.V.O.

Walk Off The Earth

(Indie,Alternative pop)

Sony Music International

Rs 165 (MP3 downloads,Flipkart)

Rating: ***

Most of us know Canadian indie band Walk Off The Earth due to their cowl of Gotye’s Somebody that I used to know. The picture of 5 artistes sitting round,singing and enjoying one acoustic guitar collectively was arduous to neglect and we now have been responsible of sharing,liking,tweeting and retweeting that video,contributing generously to the 147-plus million hits that it piled up on YouTube.

Walk Off The Earth’s first studio album R.E.V.O. is an ensemble of music that breaches genres,exhibiting off the varied influences on their music. With solely 5 self-produced works over the size of their profession,the title of their album is definitely an acronym for the band’s motto,“Realise Every Victory Outright.”

R.E.V.O. is full of compositions which can be straightforward and roomy,and nonetheless handle to pack fairly a imply punch. The title monitor REVO performs out like an anthem and appears like a peppier,high-tempo inspiration of Mumford and Sons. The sturdy bass and percussion give the monitor a foot-tapping tempo,that’s aided by the simple lyrics: Close your eyes and take my hand/ throw out what the trainer stated/ the revolution’s in my head/ increase the mast and set your sails.

Red Hands,which launched as a single final 12 months,appears impressed from the American indie pop band Fun,a minimum of when it comes to its basic temper and association. Of course,the vocals are fairly completely different from Fun’s entrance man Nate Ruess. It is definitely one among our favourites from the album. One component that strikes us essentially the most in regards to the band’s music is its capability to evoke associations. Another monitor price mentioning is Summer Vibe,a quintessential summery quantity that transports one to a sunny paradise. Sarah Blackwood’s buttery-yet-powerful voice is a standout.

In different tracks as nicely,Blackwood’s {powerful} and versatile vocals make her presence felt strongly. The use of an entire vary of devices – from the fundamental to the unique — ukulele,banjo amongst different acoustic devices,provides a layer of distinction to the band’s music and their model. While the influences of different artistes in WOTE’s music make their music acquainted and straightforward to attach with,it additionally reinforces the notion of them being a canopy band actually. There is nice vary and potential,however the band remains to be to seek out their very own distinct sound. It’s a adequate debut,however not the breakout one we had been anticipating. That stated,R.E.V.O. is a like a lavish menu at a diner. Turn on the sound and it’ll work anyplace — from an out of doors social gathering to a pub,and positively throughout an extended summer season drive to nowhere. In truth,we suggest that final possibility.

prajakta.hebbar@expressindia.com

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