MySpace Review – Fingersmith

After trying a whole heap of acts from this years JD Set (Read Here for More), we were coming to the conclusion that aside from Stone Throwing Youths, everything else was amateur…until we found Fingersmith. Formally known as Silo and hailing from Co. Cork , they just released their debut album (The Annexe) in December and they’re currently working on a follow up EP. Honestly, the name didn’t grab us so they were on the ‘leave till later’ list but we’re hooked. They’ve an almighty band and we need to stop yakking and start praising.

As usual, we’ve never seen them live or heard their album.

After spending the last few days thinking we may have found the best bands in Ireland already, we were wrong (once again). Third song on their playlist, Freakshow is on at the moment so let’s start there. Guitars are brilliant, composition is brilliant, drums, bass and flow are incredible and the singer’s voice, holy god the singer’s voice is inspiring. What a savage, always changing, heavy as hell song. The riff is pretty much unstoppable and the speed is dizzying. What else can you say? We Freakin (NO PUNS! – Ed) love it.

Going back to Sub, things seem a tad slowed down. The first time you hear it you’ll find two words screaming at you. FOO FIGHTERS! There, we said it and it’s out of the way. FF sounding or not, it’s a great track and for all you fans of harder rock, I’m delighted it’s the slowest one they have up. The recording is so tight and layered that it the song continually grows gradually faster and heavier on each chorus/verse. Singers vocals are standout once again and we like it.

Last but not least, Pogo doesn’t waste any time letting you know that things will be a little heavier this time. The riff is infectious and the sudden changes are really enjoyable and make the main riff a little more dangerous. The Chorus is a little…ugh. The words Pogo the Clown will start to get annoying but considering he was a maniac serial killer, we’ll let them have it. In fact (joining the dots TT? – Ed), was that a recording of Pogo at the start? Maybe, Maybe.

Really enjoyed these guys. Very strong musically, very good writers, performers, recording artists and we’re hoping a great live act as well. They’re pretty original but still draw heavily from big sounding hard rock / pop rock which is never a bad thing unless it’s Nickelback. Along with Stone Throwing Youths and House of Dolls, add these guys to your list of albums to buy, gigs to see and bands to worship because in ten years, they’ll be stateside pissing away your money on booze, groupies and …well, they’re Irish so more than likely souvenirs for their mums!

Check out their MySpace Now by Clicking Here.

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