Sunday 11 June 2017

Foreverandnever - Promises EP


1. Promises
2. Like Wolves
3. One With The Night

I received a press e-mail recently about this band and noticed that their influences included Thrice, Deftones and Brand New. I've been on look out for some post-hardcore that reminds of the sort of bands that were at the top of their game during the early to mid 00's and while I might not necessarily find it amongst the current crop of US bands, I wanted to Nashville's Foreverandnever anyway. They formed in 2009 and have released 3 EPs and a self-titled full-length to date. Still fairly unknown outside of the US, they've played shows alongside some big names including A Day To Remember, New Found Glory & Underoath, so they must be more than okay.

“Promises” is a very polished sounding EP. The title-track that opens it is very melodic and vocals bring to mind The Used and the cleaner side of AFI, but set to a mid-paced instrumental backdrop, that does contain nods to post-hardcore’s heady days. They pick up the pace on Like Wolves and with a mix of tempered atmosphere and punchy heaviness, they craft a song that's definitely of it’s time. Foreverandnever leave their punchiest song to the end with One With The Night. It’s also their most emotive and while the music won’t be to everyone’s taste, it will appeal to those who grew up with the aforementioned bands and will open new fans up to those that influenced Foreverandnever. This is enjoyable and accessible, yet it retains integrity because it’s not too pop-like. 

There's a Youtube teaser video for the EP below:-

"Promises" is available from all of the usual digital outlets.

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