Friday, February 15, 2013
Artist Of The Day - This Drama
Produced by ex The Ghost of a Thousand guitarist Jag Jago, his influence upon This Drama’s sound is equal parts notable and successful. The intensity and vibe which he formerly brought to songs like “Canyons Of Static” is injected into The Wasted Youth, with “Bleed Passion, Buy Fashion” in particular reminiscent of the sludgy, distorted riffs that were commonplace in his old work. EP closer “When We Are Dead” is built upon a classic rock ‘n roll riff and gallops on the back of it from start to finish, whilst opener “Take It (Leave It)” features as infectious a chorus you’re likely to find in punk rock; and will likely be a fan favourite, particularly in a live setting.
The Wasted Youth is still only the second release from a young band who have already found a solid formula; one that takes a dash of one genre and blends it by dabbling in another. Whatever This Drama means by the title of their new EP, the time spent crafting The Wasted Youth is time very well spent indeed, and it’s available on their Bandcamp page right now.