Artist: Hey Vanity
Release Date: 21st April 2014 (UK)
Label: Small Town Records
Chelmsford four piece Hey Vanity, after having an incredible year in 2013 opening for Don Broco and Mallory Knox, have released their first mini album.
With their debut E.P., Breath Bleed Grow, receiving critical acclaim from Rock Sound AND Kerrang!, the expectations for this mini album are quite high.
Blindfolds is an 8 track beauty full of attitude, incredible lyrics and perfectly concocted alt-rock perfection. Opening with the guitar slamming and hand clapping Before I’m Old, the raw and passionate vocals of Marc Halls really do punch you in the gut.
Their lead single Some May Say is a proper Summer tune and definitely a standout track on the mini album. It’s hard not to singalong to, and Halls’ vocals are somewhat reminiscent of James Veck-Gilodi of Deaf Havana.
Title single, Blindfolds, lulls you into a false sense of relaxed soft rock then the chorus rages in with an epic drum crashing beat and incredibly gravelly vocals. An incredible track and definitely one that will surprise people.
The Life, The Party, The Scene is the hidden gem of this incredible mini album; with an almost anthemic feel, it’s an lyrical goldmine of inspiration and creativity.
You would think these guys had been in the business a lot longer than they have with this masterpiece of an album; they are definitely one of our bands to watch, and everyone should remember their name because it won’t be long til they are dominating the airwaves.
Hey Vanity, we salute you!