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Pass The Peas - EP Review: Strange Favours

15 Oct 2020 // A review by Cory Waddingham

Pass The Peas are a 5-piece alternative rock band, comprising of Kurt (vocals, guitar), Alice (lead guitar, backing vocals), Ben (keyboards, backing vocals), Jamie (bass) and Tiho (drums).

Strange Favours is their new EP - let's get into it!

The first track Hold My Baby kicks off with a solid blues feel from the rhythm section, with guitars and Ben's keys setting the scene for getting to know Kurt's gritty emotive vocal style. This song is one big build-up, with the outro being a highlight for me - Kurt sure has pipes! Alice's subtle lead guitars are well placed - definitely my standout track from this EP.

Totes make you want to sit back further on your sunchair with a cold one. It has a cruisy and at times, edgy feel. The lyrics once again, are engaging.

I like the less is more, spacious production. It reminds me of early Kings Of Leon in a way, the big chorus build-ups, and bottom end guitar tones in the solo keep this track rockin'!

The final track Basic Cable has a beachside Brank Bjork feel. Lyrically it's well structured, the choruses have that - I-wanna-sing-along appeal and there's great content, it sounds like a love song, but I could be wrong. The up-tempo chorus in the last part of this track was a happy surprise, I might add.

In summary, I'd buy this EP - it has a very cool party time vibe - 4/5 for cranking over summer!

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Pass The Peas

Hailing from Poneke, Pass The Peas are a 5-piece band playing Wasabi spicy Rock n' Roll. Their original sound, specialising in ballads and blues, has been compared to international bands like the Arctic Monkeys and the Doors, and Kiwi bands like Racing. You'll be sure to groove along to every song, as this sound makes itself known on across Aotearoa.




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