Tempesst - Broke Down Blues
- Review by James McGregor
Info: 'Broke Down Blues' opens with the addictive head-mover that is the drum swing. Heavy and persistent it chugs along; a train in a Wild West movie rolling through the Idaho Desert. As soon as Tempesst have your body reacting, they target the brain, with a riff that does what a good riff should: worms and roots itself in your head. Big, spacious chords accompany this to provide the song so much space without compromising any fullness.
With such a great start always comes the worry that the chorus wouldn't deliver, but in this case it absolutely does. The chorus is where the vocals are at their most impressive. It's big, booming and really catchy: defining itself as the central hook for listeners to sing to themselves.
A great release from a band who really have nailed their own sound, there's a strong sense that Tempesst are one of the most exciting and promising acts to be making noise in London today, and I eagerly anticipate their future releases.
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