Walking Sideways – Self Titled (EP)
Over the years we’ve seen rock and ever hard rock slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish and highly corporate. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser Rock” and I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll” into “Yoga, Vitamins, and Power Pop” Of course millions of musical lemmings don’t know the difference, but not everyone is entertained. Talking to many music fans out there the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something raw, something that’s pushes the envelope with a fresh sound that doesn’t sound like Nikelback, Daughtry or Lifehouse.
So across my desk slides the new self titled EP from Long Island based Waling Sideways. What I heard put a smile on my face. This latest EP has everything. Solid playing, impressive writing, top flight marketability and commercial viability. Above all it’s a rock solid release that delivers solid songwriting with a hard hitting rock edge that is marketable yet highly original. Walking Sideways reminds me of a cross between Incubus, Parabola, Chevelle and even Tool. But despite my poor attempt at pigeonholing this impressive band I will say they have a unique and Progressive sound that transcends stereotypical pigeonholing. They are also more passionate than any of the aforementioned acts as well. There’s also a raw-indie vibe here as well – yet refined and polished. If you like the above bands you should definitely check out this CD. CD is available on CD BABY and can be downloaded on I – Tunes.
Walking Sideways EP is a solid prelude of a release with many hard rocking grooves with a heavy guitar driven sound that hits you hard between the eyes. It’s a record that gives us a fresh glimpse at a hot new band fromLong Island. It definitely takes us back a few years – before everything started sounding like – well Nikelback.
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