Only Rivals, 'Sing'
Info: Dublin band Only Rivals' new single 'Sing' will be released on the 24th of July off their upcoming Life is Perfect album which will be released in September on London label SO Recordings.
The band, who formed from the ashes of Home Star Runner have been hard at work touring the UK almost non-stop for the past 18 months with bands such as New Found Glory, All Time Low and Finch and playing to packed houses in their so-far limited amount of Irish solo shows. This has lead them to earn plaudits with the likes of Q Magazine, Rock Sound and Kerrang as well as a host of others.
'Sing' is a nice rock number swinging between indie and hard rock and very much in the mould of Arizona band Jimmy Eat World's Bleed American sound but with easily noticeable Irish characteristics. The song moves from melodic breaks to power-house hard rock with each member of the band contributing equally in terms of building momentum and packing a sledgehammer punch. From lead-singer Stephen Arkins' soaring punk vocals, to the intro's no nonsense guitar riff courtesy of Jason McTernan, and Sean Reid (bass) with Ally Doyle (drums) combining to keep proceedings thumping and tight. It's easy to see that the track will get plenty of airplay on both alternative and popular radio shows and that Only Rivals should see reward for their incessant touring and uprooting to produce the new album before long.
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