CD REVIEW: Prelude by Screams on Sunday
This four piece combo originates from Madrid, Spain, and have been kicking about since 2013. The “Prelude” EP seems to be a collection of all four releases, ranging from 2015’s “Behave” to this years “Tired and Sick”. Singer Patty Noa evokes the spirits of Patty Smith and Gwen Stefani as she fronts the sonically crisp and loud wall of sound behind her. It’s obvious that they play with such energy, and their live performances are notable, but they are travelling down a much travelled musical route. They echo the energy of the British and American New Wave, which is no bad thing, and probably the stand out track for me is “The Night”, with its lovely angular and jagged guitar sound, and nice breakdowns that bring out the calm beauty that is present at times in Patty’s voice.
The collection shows a band with great potential, who have yet to stumble upon a style and direction that will set them apart from their peers. And, being an optimist, I think it is within their grasp. On this showing, the portents are good.
by Steve Kinrade
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