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Fallstate - Single Review: Live Forever or Die Trying

16 Aug 2017 // A review by Andrew Smit

A full-on rush of guitars and drums that kick you in the face will stir and arouse you to attention. This new track by Kiwi pop punk rockers Fallstate is a momentous cacophony of harmonics and noise that gloriously spills its guts out without pretentiousness, in fact you could say it’s a track that certainly lives by its name.

The scorching vocals are a wonderful mix of two voices, one with cleaner tones and the other providing the gravel grinds, layer by layer they furnish the track with sumptuous power and expression that articulates the songs comic theme with perfect mayhem. All the while a relentless guitar grinds and licks around mental drumming that powers along to a tremendous thrusting rhythm that fortifies the track so well, its metronomic but also fluid and alive.

Fallstate have produced a kick arse track that feels large and boundless, in fact it’s a great diversion from any otherwise mundane task you may be doing, so I recommend that you stretch your neck, play it loud, and enjoy its head banging righteousness with abandon.

About Fallstate

Formed in 2015 by Tal Brink and Tim Northover, Fallstate started off as a small pop punk project with no plans of becoming a band or even making it to the stage. Despite this, February 2016 saw the first ever Fallstate show with Blake Plester on drums and Jacob Raffaelli on bass. On the same day, their debut album Summer Nights and City Lights was released.

Summer Nights featured guest vocalists by the likes of Matt Clark (Selfhood) and Josh Pinho (Fire for Glory). Ever since the band has been hard at work musically, playing countless shows across the country and most recently in Australia with band brothers Fire for Glory. In August, Grady Gottler was recruited on guitar and the band entered in the Ding Dong Lounge's bands competition which they won. The band then recorded a single at Depot Sound Recording Studio with Dave Rhodes as a part of winning the competition at the Ding Dong Lounge.

Fallstate is constantly working on new music and expanding their reach to become a staple in the New Zealand live music scene.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Fallstate

Releases

Summer Nights & City Lights
Year: 2016
Type: Album
Friends
Year: 2016
Type: EP

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