Album Review: Little Matador – Liar Liar EP

By on Wednesday, 20th November 2013 at 12:00 pm
 

Little Matador, the side project of Snow Patrol guitarist Nathan Connolly, have recently announced their 4-track EP called ‘Liar Liar’. Physical copies of the EP are only available at the band’s live shows, but an online stream is available here in advance of the band’s full-length release, which is due out in early 2014.

Though billed as a Snow Patrol spin-off, the musical influence of Snow Patrol is minimal in Little Matador’s sound. This EP is aggressively direct, relying on heavily distorted guitar riffs and forceful vocals rather than poetic lyrics or graceful melodies. Connolly’s singing voice is surprisingly strong, especially for those of us who have only heard him do backing vocals for Snow Patrol, but it is largely drowned in the enormity of the guitars and drums.

Fortunately, his hard-hitting lyrics don’t require exquisite precision to make their impact. Raucous tracks ‘Boom Boom’ and ‘Liar Liar’ (available for free download at the band’s Web site) capture the essence of the band’s overall sound, while outstanding track ‘Gimme All You’ve Got’ features a glimpse of lyrical sensitivity and an incisive keyboard rhythm.

Watch a short film the band made ahead of their tour this month with their own headline dates and some supporting Queens of the Stone Age below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iefM440Wb0Q[/youtube]

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