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These Four Walls - Single Review: Over and Over

17 Jul 2018 // A review by Paul Goddard
These Four Walls have been around a long time. It's because they have a strong foundation built on late 90's, early 2000's rock. This base has seen the band build a large following both here in NZ and also in their current base across the ditch in Aussie. Their growth has been steady and has lasted as they have developed their sound in an organic way. I think the chances of ever hearing These Four Walls make a Techno EDM track are pretty slim. Like most great bands who have lasted you kind of know what to expect.

Their new track Over and Over is a slick full-on anthemic blast of melody meets attitude. It has a familiarity and you can almost visualize guitars being span round the back of the neck, but the song doesn't sound dated. The vocals are some of the best you will hear, and the overall feel is reminiscent of something Shihad might come up with. Huge chorus, massive riffs this is what These Four Walls were built to do, and they do it well.

The accompanying video is just as slick and shows a reflects real confidence, These Four Walls know their strengths and limitations and appear to be very comfortable with their art. It is a simple statement with the band performing in front of an ever-changing backdrop of black and white/red filters interspersed with snippets of lyrics. It's not going to set the world on fire in terms of innovation, but it fits the song perfectly. The production of both the song and the video is excellent and again what we have come to expect from these guys.

The Four Walls have been around for a long time and the longer a band is together the more difficult it can become to remain relevant and exciting but with songs like Over and Over they continue to move forward and there is no reason These Four Walls won't be standing for a long time to come.

★★★★ (4 stars)


Review written by Paul Goddard
 

About These Four Walls

These Four Walls are a hard rock band originally formed in Auckland, New Zealand and now based on Queensland’s Gold Coast. They’ve recorded and released two full-length albums, Down Falls an Empire (2009) and Living to Write the End (2012), with their third album This Is Not A Future due for release on 24 April, 2020.

The band are well-known in both Australia and New Zealand for their live shows, which are typically tight, heavy and high-powered performances punctuated by powerful melodic vocals from singer Steve Gibb. Their well-earned reputation as a powerhouse live act has earned the band support slots for several touring international acts including Disturbed (USA), Nickelback (CAN), Trivium (USA), Seether (SA), P.O.D. (USA), Fuel (USA), Theory of A Deadman (CAN) and Trapt (USA), as well as top Australian rock acts Karnivool and The Butterfly Effect, and Kiwi bands such as Devilskin and Blacklistt.


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Releases

This Is Not A Future
Year: 2020
Type: Album
Live At Loose Stones Studios
Year: 2014
Type: EP
Living To Write The End
Year: 2012
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Down Falls An Empire
Year: 2009
Type: Album
These Four Walls
Year: 2007
Type: EP

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