Holier Than Thou Records (Release date – Out Now)
The TripDown Project are a trio from the north of England. Richie Chappell and Jojo Blythe, both ex ‘Colorpool’, formed The TripDown Project in 2009. After the release of their first single, ‘Nothing But Envy’ they went on to release two EP’s, ‘Post Modern Delay’ is their first full length album.
The guys claim Muse, Nirvana and Foo Fighters amongst others as influences I would also list The Wildhearts. It is easy to hear bits and pieces from these bands as you listen but the band make this music their own. From start to finish the rock never stops, constantly changing direction and keeping you on your toes.
Beginning with ‘My Condition’ the album springs into life after a quick burst of ‘astronaut speech’. Throughout the album the slightly discordant sound, the twists and turns and unexpected musical sections all make for a great listen.
Most of the tracks have a 70’s vibe but track 7, ‘Chain Gang’, is a bit more punky and the vocals to me are reminiscent of Matt Caughthran from ‘The Bronx’, which can only be a good thing. This track is my favourite.
This is a very well played and powerful album. It is described on the accompanying biog as a ‘killer album’, I agree, it is well worth a listen. *****
Review by CJ
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