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SOUND OF PEN GIVE ‘EXIST’ 8.4/10

EDENTHORN: EXIST
8.4 Overall Score
LYRICS 8
VOCALS 8
MUSICIANSHIP 9
EMOTION 9
CONSISTENCY 8

Edenthorn, Exist
Self-release

Why aren’t more people listening to Edenthorn? That was my first reaction when I started listening to the Durham outfit’s new album, Exist. I couldn’t comprehend why more people weren’t listening to this amazing band, this incredible band. So I’m here to get the word out, because if ever there was a reason to listen to this alt-rock quartet, it’s their new album…

It opens with Out Of The Dark, a song that’s easy to connect to, with its smooth vocals from lead singer Kyle Tague and Dylan Gardner’s invigorating guitars in support. It’s catchy, and bodes well for the rest of this record.

Hearts Still Beating and Power are more dramatic, and clean-cut, getting to the core of what Edenthorn are about. Mind like a Minefield and Live in the Now have more of a punk tone, and carry the characteristics of true bangers: they’re heavy, toe-tapping and quick. It’s not just the music that’s weighty either; it’s the emotion too. But whilst the tone at times may be tender and thoughtful, the music remains gripping and invincible.

Where Did You Go is a lighter and more hopeful tune, and Speak To Me is brings the record to a smooth and calm conclusion. If you haven’t listened to Edenthorn yet, then there’s something missing from your playlists.

Exist is out Friday 20th April.

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ALBUM REVIEW – Indie Band Guru

EDENTHORN RETURN WITH THEIR NEW ALBUM, ‘EXIST’

Edenthorn

Some people have claimed that rock is dead. Then bands like Edenthorn come along and prove that this is not the case.

This four-piece showed the world what they were all about with their EP Whats On Your Mind? They did not make their fans wait long for new music, as they released their debut album the following year. The Mazeshows how much they had grown over the year with their strongest collection of songs. This included the stunning charity single “After The Storm,” which was used to help raise mental health and suicide awareness.

2018 sees the band return with their new album Exist. Kyle Tague, Dylan Gardner, Faiba Gardner, and Mark Tague wanted to create something that symbolises Edenthorn. They have said that, “Our main aim is to make sure that our listeners never get bored. We don’t like to stick to musical trends, we just like to write good honest music from the heart.”

Exist is a no-nonsense album that rocks. It an era when most bands of this genre tend to infuse electronic or bluesy elements, it is great to hear this back to basics sound. They had their goal when creating this release and they have executed this plan perfectly. This intent is clear with the opening track “Out of the Dark” that brings killer riffs and thunderous beats to grab your attention.

With influences that include Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, and Stone Temple Pilots, you can understand why they love rocking out. Another example of this is “Heart’s Still Beating,” which is one of the highlights from the album. This has been getting a lot of attention because of its huge anthemic sound and epic hooks.

Rock is Dead? Edenthorn show that it is alive and kicking

As well as their big sound, this is a band that also has a reputation for their infectious choruses. After a few listens you find yourself singing along. This is also a credit to how Kyle Tague uses his voice for maximum effect. He is a front man who knows how important it is to get the listeners and crowds engaged. As much as he knows how to rock out, his best performance is during the track “Garden of Heaven.” A slightly softer tone that is filled with emotion that packs a punch at times. The backing vocals from Gardner also help to make this song something special.

Exist is full of outstanding songs with some that can become overshadowed by the likes of “Mind like a Minefield.” This shows Edenthorn at full throttle and it is relentless from start to finish. All the boxes you want a rock track to tick are filled with this one. A personal highlight, “Speak to Me” shows off a different side to the band and one that should be explored more in the future. It gives the opportunity for these musicians to spread their wings with something that is mostly instrumental, except for some minimal use of vocals from Kyle Tague and Gardner. A flawless moment that proves less can give you more.

Exist shows that Edenthorn are going from strength to strength. They are a name that will be mentioned a lot more after this release and deservingly so. If you love rock, then you NEED this album.

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EXIST ALBUM REVIEW: NARC Magazine

 

Self-Release

Released: 20.04.18

 

 

 

EXIST is the dazzling second album from Edenthorn, a young Durham band unashamed to rock; an album that blasts out of the box with a big riffing opener Out Of The Dark. Soaraway melodic choruses and epic guitar lines feature throughout, and recent single Heart’s Still Beating reaches for the stars and rocks riotously. Power is well named, but even on this energy-enriched track the four-piece know how to wind down the gears and be more reflective before putting the pedal to the metal.

There is plenty of breadth and room for variety without sacrificing the unity of the album. Prepare for a storming, stomping big finish with Speak To Me, a slow burner which sparks into a firestorm. No apologies. No compromise.

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ROCK ‘N’ LOAD MAGAZINE GIVE 10/10 FOR ‘EXIST’

EDENTHORN – ‘EXIST’ – ALBUM REVIEW 10
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10 OVERALL SCORE

Durham four-piece Edenthorn drop their sophomore LP Exist April 20th and it is well worth waiting for. A gargantuan LP of musical quality, it is a flawless example of fine UK talent showcasing the top-flight bands within the local industry right now. The vocal talents of front man Kyle Michael Tague are showcased beautifully against the backdrop of sublime song writing. Each track just gets stronger and stronger as the LP ebbs and flows across eleven cracking songs.

Reminiscent of the likes of huge American bands like Daughtry or local lads like Mallory Knox and beyond, the quality is there in abundance for all to see and there is no doubt Exist will propel this quartet to new heights.

Exist is self released April 20th.

Track listing:

1) Out of the Dark
2) Heart’s Still Beating
3) Power
4) Mind like a Minefield
5) Live In the Now
6) The Noise In My Head
7) The Unknown
8) Black Cloud
9) Where Did You Go?
10) Garden of Heaven
11) Speak to Me

Edenthorn are:

Kyle Tague – Vocals
Dylan Gardner – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Faiba Gardner – Bass and Backing Vocals
Mark Tague – Drums

 

 

http://edenthorn.com

 

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Edenthorn play SOLD OUT show at The Cluny, Newcastle

EDENTHORN (Live)

At The Cluny 2, Newcastle (UK) 24th March 2018

There`s always something of a buzz around an album launch party.  Whether it`s the sense of excitement that this album could be “the one” or just that feeling of relief that all of the hard work in creating the music is finally over and now people can get to hear the finished product.  Certainly, the Cluny was fizzing with anticipation before Durham based Edenthorn unveiled their second album to a collective family, friends and fans.

With their new record, Exist, out in a couple of weeks, lucky fans at the show could get their hands on the album early and those who did would certainly not have been disappointed.

2015`s debut The Maze showed a lot of promise with the likes of Hideout and Cortisol showing a real maturity in the song writing department but over the ensuing three years the band have taking huge strides forward and developed into a band where everything is clicking into place at exactly the right moment.

Out Of The Dark, the Foo Fighters tinged Mind Like A Minefield and The Noise In My Head certainly packed a punch but where Edenthorn really scored was on the huge hooks and towering melodies on the likes of Power where vocalist Kyle Tague`s warm but imposing voice soared to the stars.

In Hearts Still Beating, Edenthorn have a bona fide classic in their hands of Stadium Rock proportions with Dylan Gardner`s chiming guitar and Tague`s impressive vocals combining to create something truly special.  One listen to its delirious chorus is all it will take to have you hooked in an instant.

Of course, the covers thrown in at the end including Nirvana`s Smells Like Teen Spirit and Pink Floyd`s Another Brick In The Wall were a bit of fun, but they were actually delivered in convincing style and the crowd clearly loved it.

The show was not about covers though, it was all about Edenthorn and Exist, their new album and an hour and a half later there was no doubting that Edenthorn may well be putting Durham onto the musical map and this may turn out to be the “I was there” moment for those in the crowd.

Review and Photos By Mick Burgess

For more on Edenthorn visit www.edenthorn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edenthorn reveal new music video and announce live dates!

Durham alt-rock quartet EDENTHORN reveal new music video and announce live dates

“This is very good, reminds me a little bit of Biffy Clyro, it’s got some Queens of the Stone Age guitars going on as well, have a listen.” – Johnny Doom, Kerrang Radio

Durham alt-rock quartet EDENTHORN reveal the brand new video for single release ‘Mind Like A Minefield’, taken from their forthcoming album release ‘Exist’. The album is released on the 20th April 2018 and the new single premiered on Johnny Doom’s Kerrang Radio show earlier this month.

Yesterday the video premiered with New Noise Magazine and can now be seen here below..

“‘Mind Like A Minefield’ is influenced by the experiences that we’ve all had with anxiety and panic attacks, and generally stressing out and overthinking things. The idea of battling with yourself and your mind, a war within yourself and your mind. The positive message in the track is ‘I will defeat it, I can beat it and in the end I will win the war within.” states the band when talking about the new single release.

The band will be touring the country in 2018 and below are the live dates confirmed so far, with more to be announced:

March
24th – The Cluny 2, Newcastle
April
24th – Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent
27th – Woolpack Live, Doncaster
May
10th – Grand Central, Manchester
June
23rd – Northumberland Live, Blyth
July
14th – The Old Salutation, Nottingham
August
18th – Sanctuary, Burnley
September
14th – The Garage (G2), Glasgow
15th – Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate
16th – Black Mass, Wakefield
November
22nd – Trillians, Newcastle
December
16th – The Penny Gill, Spennymoor

‘Exist’ is self-released on the 20th April 2018.

EDENTHORN are
Kyle Tague – Vocals
Dylan Gardner – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Faiba Gardner – Bass and Backing Vocals
Mark Tague – Drums

www.edenthorn.com
www.facebook.com/edenthornband
www.twitter.com/edenthornband
www.instagram.com/edenthornband

For press packs, interview requests or any other press enquiries please contact: Steph Knight @ Domino PR

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Video Premiere via New Noise Magazine: Edenthorn ‘Mind Like A Minefield’

We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Edenthorn’s music video for their song “Mind Like A Minefield” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming Exist, which is scheduled to be self-released on April 20, 2018. You can pre-order the album here.

About the band:

For fans of Thirty Seconds To Mars and Foo Fighters, Edenthorn’s debut offering is jam packed full of massive riffs, catchy choruses and melodic vocals to singalong too. The band have already made Kerrang Radio’s Johnny Doom a fan, who recently aired the bands new single release Mind Like A Minefield and previous single “Hearts Still Beating”, taken from the forthcoming album. The single has also been championed by BBC Introducing Teesand North Eastand Primordial Radio, as well as an army of regional radio support.

Exist displays the bands ability to write and produce incredible music with a solid rhythm and tight harmonies. “Our main aim is to make sure that our listeners never get bored.” States Edenthorn bassist and backing vocalist Faiba Gardner. “There is nothing worse than listening to an album where every single song sounds like the song before. We don’t like to stick to musical trends, we just like to write good honest music from the heart. We strive to keep the listener entertained, and to take them on a journey with us through our music.”

Hoping to daze their listeners with this new album, it came naturally to the quartet from Durham to write the way they did. It is apparent that they have eclectic tastes in music and have wrote top-notch songs that have various different structures, tempos and emotions and for such a young band this is sure to catch the attention of many.

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New album announcement

 

Alternative rockers EDENTHORN announce album details


Introducing alternative rock quartet EDENTHORN who will self-release their second album ‘Exist’ on the 20th April 2018. For fans of Thirty Seconds To Mars and Foo Fighters, EDENTHORN’s second album is offering is jam packed full of massive riffs, catchy choruses and melodic vocals to sing-along to. The band have already made Kerrang Radio’s Johnny Doom a fan, who recently aired the bands first single release, taken from the forthcoming album, ‘Heart’s Still Beating’. The single has also been championed by BBC Introducing Tees and North East and Primordial Radio, as well as an army of regional radio support.

Check out the video for the single here below..

‘Exist’ displays the bands ability to write and produce incredible music with a solid rhythm section and tight harmonies. “Our main aim is to make sure that our listeners never get bored.” States EDENTHORN bassist and backing vocalist Faiba Gardner. “There is nothing worse than listening to an album where every single song sounds like the song before. We don’t like to stick to musical trends, we just like to write good honest music from the heart. We strive to keep the listener entertained, and to take them on a journey with us through our music.”

Hoping to daze their listeners with ‘EXIST’, it came naturally to the quartet from Durham to write the way they did. It is apparent that they have eclectic tastes in music and have written top-notch songs that have various different structures, tempos and emotions and for such a young band this is sure to catch the attention of many.

‘Exist’ track listing:

1) Out of the Dark
2) Heart’s Still Beating
3) Power
4) Mind Like A Minefield
5) Live In the Now
6) The Noise In My Head
7) The Unknown
8) Black Cloud
9) Where Did You Go?
10) Garden of Heaven
11) Speak to Me

‘Exist’is self-released on the 20th April 2018.

EDENTHORN are
Kyle Tague – Vocals
Dylan Gardner – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Faiba Gardner – Bass and Backing Vocals
Mark Tague – Drums

www.edenthorn.com
www.facebook.com/edenthornband
www.twitter.com/edenthornband
www.instagram.com/edenthornband

For press packs, interview requests or any other press enquiries please contact: Steph Knight @ Domino PR