Empty Friend – Falter (Review)

Released on October 26th, Empty Friend’s latest single ‘Falter’ is taken off their forthcoming EP of the same name. Recorded earlier this year at The Bookhouse studio, the track is part of a collection of songs which form the follow up to their previous release ‘Saltwater’. London based, the quartet began their journey in 2015, and are known for their grunge heavy riffs with powerful vocals. Recently signed to the MAS records programme, whose patrons are Robert Plant and Ricky Wilson, the band are already getting airplay from stations such as Amazing Radio. 

Opening heavily with a thick layer of fuzz-like guitars, this track refuses to be ignored. Growing intensely as the track evolves, the diverse sound of the band drives from the start straight to the finish. Armed with a political inspired message, the stoner sound draws inspiration from what sounds like Rage Against the Machine and Queens of the Stone Age. Grit-filled and hard hitting, the diverse range of the vocals increase the track’s power. A fascinating number from a polished band. 

Score: 3.5/5

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