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Dead Favours - Single Review: Better The Weather

13 Mar 2018 // A review by ShelleySketch
Better The Weather is the third single from Auckland rockers Dead Favours. The song is the third in the trio of songs recorded in Melbourne with producer Tom Larkin (Shihad) at the end of 2016.

Better The Weather has a grunge feel which also seems to be present in the previous releases as well. However, Better The Weather definitely seems to be the more mellow track of the three releases. The instrumental of the song is rather simple, yet edgy, but remains the same throughout the song. It is interesting the way the band tend to keep the vocals at a similar level as the music as well. The track is great and it will definitely appeal to a wide range of people.

Dead Favours also released a video to accompany the track. The video was directed by Adam Jones and was based on an old 80's B rate thriller move, that the band injected some of their own humour into, which will make you think twice about swimming in the ocean!

I found the video to be a bit random. I can definitely see the 80's thriller movie effect they were going for, however the first shot of the four characters and the band seems unnecessary as they werenít really involved in the story except of the warning sign with their name on it. Also, I found the choice of band shots interesting as most of them were mainly focused on vocalist and guitarist Jared Wrennall with parts of the band showing behind him. However, as a whole, the video is really well done and definitely shows the theme they were going for. It is very classic thriller, especially with the black and white shots thrown in there, and it accompanies the track really well.

★★★★ (4 stars)

Review written by Shelley Te Haara

About Dead Favours

Dead Favours are a fresh new band from Auckland, established in January 2016, playing their own form of Rock and Roll, full of warm riffy goodness.

Although Dead Favours may be newly formed, the band come from a rich history of NZ music with members originating from bands including Steriogram, Fire At Will, Bloodnut, Eqwanox, Kara Gordon's Wreckage and much more!

Watch this space...

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