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Seismic State - EP Review: State of Things

17 Sep 2019 // A review by Lexa.Dixon
Wellington four-piece band Seismic State have just released their first EP State of Things, and if this is what they sound like, they have a big and bright future ahead of them.

State of Things is an outstanding four-track EP, with each and every song giving a little bit more oomph than the previous track.

Bridges - with an epic guitar intro, this song definitely captivated me from the beginning. Even the instrumental in the middle of the song is a treat for any listener.

Since We Last Spoke - I had the chance to check this track out recently, and my views haven’t changed. It’s still a really awesome song that has a brilliant groove about it. You can check out my review on this song here.

Forty Five - This track is slower than the others, but it’s still captivating and has real emotion behind it. This is definitely a song most people could sing along to.

Genius - This is another sweet track! Genius closes off the EP, and just makes you want more. It feels as if the guitar is trying to trigger something inside of you and bring you out into the world, meanwhile Nicole's voice talks directly to your soul.

All I can say after listening to this EP is I definitely want to hear more - this is a perfect album with an excellent mix of instruments complete with Nicole's outstanding voice. It's an excellent choice for a perfect night out - so be sure to check them out when they come and visit your town.

You can download State of Things on all the usual music platforms.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )

About Seismic State

Formed in early 2018 by former members of Auckland band Dirty Riot; Sai (guitar) and Liam (bass) were joined by Matthijs (drums) and Nicole (vocals & guitar) to complete the Seismic State line up. In late 2020 Rogina replaced Nicole on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, the band quickly set about writing new material and booking shows. In June 2021 Seismic State supported Auckland rockers and Aotearoa Music Award winners Dead Favours for the Wellington leg of their Riffing & Yelling tour.

Seismic State’s debut EP, State of Things, was released in September 2019. All four tracks off the EP receive airplay on NZ radio and internationally with Genius, the first single, leading the charge by reaching #47 on The Generator FM’s weekly airplay chart for the week ending 31 May 2020. Genius also held down the #58 spot in The Generator FM's 2020 Kiwi 101 chart.

Their style mixes rock with elements of funk, blues, progressive and alternative; combining riff oriented guitar with melodic bass lines and driving drum rhythms to form a foundation for creative vocal melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. The result is an accessible and sonically pleasing brand of music not often found in the rock scene.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Seismic State


State of Things
Year: 2019
Type: EP

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