Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM
Say it quietly or shout it from the rooftops, rock is alive and well and Newcastle quartet Edenthorn are proof, if ever it was needed, of that.
Having slowly been building up a solid reputation for themselves since forming some five years ago, the critical and popular acclaim has grown from word of mouth to an ear-splitting siren that announces a major talent on the UK scene.
This latest release could see them taking on their trans-Atlantic cousins in the huge rock song stakes. With the big swaggering style of Pearl Jam at their most metallic and cocksure, the song is packed with glorious melodies and a shimmering sophistication.
Frontman Kyle Michael Tague sings out proud and true whilst rhythm section, brother Mark Tague and Faiba Gardner keep things moving and swinging as Dylan Gardner lays some blinding fretwork into the mix.
The perfect storm of past, present and future, ‘1993’ might talk about the nostalgia of those times it perfectly captures but make no mistake, Edenthorn are most certainly a band for our times and those to come.
A band not just to get excited about right now, they’re a beacon of hope for the future and that’s something worth holding onto.