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The Adventures Of Mikejoffa - Eventures EP review

26 Jul 2011 // A review by Kerry MB

Upon seeing Adventures of Mikejoffa at their Eventures EP launch gig at Medusa back in May, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect before they took to the stage, as I only had heard snippets of a song or two.

An hour and a half later I was grinning from ear to ear at what I had just heard, so I was excited to finally get my hands on their EP.

Making sure the volume was at full tilt before plopping in the CD; I was instantly taken by the chunky metal riffs that took over my speakers on ‘Covet’ a mish mash of crunchy metal riffs with steady rock overtone vocals and a lot of volume. ‘Realies’ is up next, with a similar mix, and added screaming vocals. Vocalist/guitarist, Doug Ten Broeke has a unique set of chops on this one, almost comical, but balanced with a great array of semi solos in-between.

Many fans won’t be disappointed at the variety this CD has to offer, with its eclectic mix of metal, grunge and acoustic offerings.  Thrown in, is the live track ‘acknowledging thoughts’ which starts off at a slower, melodic pace and rips into a solid riff bounded with harmonious double vocals from Doug Ten Broeke, guitarist, Ezekiel Clark and bassist, Aaron McCabe.

‘Lost’ is a sweet blend of Spanish acoustic and electric guitar solos and a nice mix of again harmonizing vocals, a great overall flow.

To cap things off, the hilariously titled ‘Sir Weetbix the obscured’ is best left for last, with its cool pulsing riffs and feel, it is definitely a crowd pleaser amongst most.

Well done boys, an epic release with plenty more great things to follow.

 

About The Adventures Of Mikejoffa

The Adventures Of Mikejoffa formed in Wellington and the Wairarapa 2010 by Doug ten Broeke and Ezekiel Clark.

Mikejoffa has an eclectic style ranging from various forms of rock music such as grunge, punk, metal and classic rock/psychedelic. The sound reflects mainly upon the themes and tales they tell in their lyrics. They can express soulful ballads or aggressive energy that's hard hitting yet honest.

Mikejoffa has performed over 50 shows across New Zealand. They were placed 3rd in a local Battle of the Bands competition, produced 3 album releases, 2 music videos and featured on Wairarapa TV for their 50th show. Most of their release celebrations have been during NZ Music Month.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for The Adventures Of Mikejoffa

Releases

Missed Four Tunes (EP)
Year: 2014
Type: EP
Miss Fortunes
Year: 2013
Type: Album
Eventures
Year: 2011
Type: EP

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