Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Motorcycle Display Team - Letters of Last Resort, E.P.

Motorcycle Display Team, 'Letters of Last Resort'

Info: U.K. based Motorcycle Display Team are comprised of Kiwi Matt Eyre on bass, Dubliner Morgan Condon on drums and frontman and guitarist Steve Hinds from London. The trio toured Ireland previously in 2013 culminating in a mainstage performance at the Sea Sessions Festival in Bundoran, Co.Donegal. Their newest E.P., Letters of Last Resort, is released on the 20th of February, with the lead single from the release sharing it's title (above video). The band return to Ireland in early March playing Sweeney's on Dame Street on Saturday 7th, and The Grand Social on Liffey Street the following night.

Single 'Letters of Last Resort' instantly packs a solid punch and Hinds' vocals add a classic rock swagger to proceedings, alongside heavy bass lines and some sharp drumming. Third track 'The Laughing Cavalier' has a nice tuned-down guitar intro, setting the mood for a darkly humorous rock track that wouldn't have been out of place on an Alice Cooper album, 70's camp rock springs to mind. Another favourite is 'Sleep Apnea', anthemic and a great showcase for Hinds' vocals, I was wondering where the Jeff Buckley comparisons were coming from and at the final third of this song a cash register bell rang in my brain. Even the grumpiest, most miserable old rocker would enjoy Motorcycle Display Team's music and I can imagine they put on quite a live show too.

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