REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
With the recent release of their debut EP ‘Morse Factory’, Stoke-on-Trent indie five-piece We Few have now also brought out a video to accompany the title track.
The band have said that the main aim of this was to capture the look and feel of how they record their music.
By filming in monochrome, used for almost all of their promotional materials, and at the same recording studios where they put the EP together, this is exactly what they have done.
There is a lack of narrative, but by just showing them naturally, it’s a much more productive way of presenting themselves to any potential additions to the fanbase.
You can also tell that the band have worked closely with the video’s director Tony Wooliscroft, perhaps better known for his photography work with groups such as Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers, in bringing their vision to life.
Overall, the video is simple but very well put together, and it proves that you don’t need to resort to an all singing, all dancing visual spectacular just to get something across.
YOU CAN VIEW THE VIDEO AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hugWWkGJjHI
REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
‘Morse Factory’ is the debut studio EP from Stoke-on-Trent indie outfit We Few.
The four-piece have a good live reputation, so I was interested to see if they could capture the essence of their live sound and translate it well on to a studio recording.
Well, it seems that they have achieved exactly this.
Listening to the EP, I closed my eyes and could feel myself transported to one of the fine Potteries music venues.
The sound is pulsating and full of catchy and soaring guitar riffs, with lengthy solos forming a key part.
The choruses are anthemic, with the gravelly, chanting vocals of frontman Tom Machin acting as rallying cries to the listener.
It definitely seems that the band have gone all out to make this as big sounding as possible.
The pick of the bunch has to be the title track, which sees them being adventurously creative with the effective use of the beeping sound of Morse code, which acts as a prologue and epilogue, and which also contains an excellent guitar solo.
It is a very strong debut, and if they can sustain this, which I am absolutely sure they can do, then they have a bright future ahead of them.
TOP TRACK: ‘Morse Factory’