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Ekko Park - Tomorrow Tomorrow Today album review

08 Nov 2013 // A review by Peter-James Dries

Tomorrow… Tomorrow… Today.

The title of Ekko Park’s newest release epitomises the procrastination process behind any project I have ever undertaken, be it a music review or walking to town to get a haircut. There is an opportune time for everything and with summer creeping up the legs of most of New Zealand’s urban centre’s it is the opportune time for Tomorrow Tomorrow Today.

The album has a good flow for those that still enjoy listening to an album sequentially, as opposed to the single at a time culture digital media has bred. Beginning with the energetic, Pearl Jam album by Pearl Jam like, Little I’s & Big You’s until Simpatico where things start to slow down, and become more of Placebo/late-era Foo Fighters. 

It’s these later tracks that resonate with me the most. I do enjoy that Ekko Park can get me dancing, but I’m more for a building tension and progression, like in the tracks Making Waves and Twenty7. They’re also good tracks to show of Ekko Park’s dynamic sound and technical abilities. Anyone can thrash a song to 4/4, the Ramones made a career out of it, but to build from the hollow noise of guitar feedback to a solid ear beating without jarring the audience takes skill.

After doing a bit of background reading of Chris from Muzic.net.nz’s review of Ekko Park’s earlier single Becoming the Enemy, which features on Tomorrow Tomorrow Today, I agree that “sharp, well produced and easy on the ears” is a succinct description of not just Becoming the Enemy but the Ekko Park brand of melodic rock in general.

Tomorrow Tomorrow Today is now available from all good record stores and on iTunes.

If you haven't already you can catch Ekko Park live this November.  See more here: http://www.muzic.net.nz/gig-guide/69876/tattoo-and-art-festival

Tomorrow Tomorrow Today
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About Ekko Park

Ekko Park released their highly anticipated, independently released second album Know Hope in October 2015, going straight in to the Official NZ Album Chart at #13 and was the #5 Kiwi album.

2017 saw the release of the single Going Uptown which continued the bands rise and success in Europe, culminating in Ekko Park's first ever European Tour across Italy with a stop in Ireland.

2018 starts in earnest as the band welcomes new guitarist Alex Hargreaves to the team.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Ekko Park

Releases

Know Hope
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Tomorrow Tomorrow Today
Year: 2013
Type: Album

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