At the start of this week, North East quintet Sirens In The Delta released their debut EP, Revolutions To Follow, a six track offering of female fronted punchy alt-rock. The band have already picked up high praise from Rock Sound, as well as receiving BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio play, with addictive single Paris getting playlisted by Scuzz TV. Oh, and add to that list playing Download several weeks ago, and previously supporting the likes of Funeral For A Friend, Skindred and The Blackout, and you can see why they’re tipped as such a hot rising act.
Despite all this hype, opening Dirty Words feels rather underwhelming, leading line “so does it hurt? / Yeah it must hurt” kicking off things in a rather cliched fashion. Combine this with a note I’d find too strained for even a live show, and you’re settling on a rather disappointing twenty seconds, that unfortunately extends through the song.
Their acclaimed single Paris (let’s sidestep a PVRIS joke) shows a tad more promise, a chorus filled with hooks that sticks in the mind long after the rest of the EP had faded, and riffs that are all but begging for a live show to have the most made of them. Again, there’s more bite promised in the guitar lead Casus Belli, but as it wears on and the vocals don’t pull the weight as much, the effect is lost.
Halo is lyrically the weakest off the record, unoriginal and deducting from the interesting riffs that dance around in the track’s backing. With six songs on the EP, I find it interesting and confusing that this one was included. What attempts to be an atmospheric opening with The Attack fades into a The Dirty Youth wannabe track, whilst closing Weapon is a final promising blast full of contagious hooks.
A stronger level of production would have made this record a real attention grabbing one, and with six tracks it’s confusing as to why a few duds have been kept in. Though they sound like they’re torn between Marmozets, The Dirty Youth and “old” Paramore, the fun and addictive sound of Paris makes it clear why they’re attracting so much attention.
Check out Paris below.