The Steve French EP by Olde Pine review.
Olde Pine are back and with their new release “The Steve French EP”, a fine name for a record if you ask me.
This EP starts with perhaps the grooviest riff in emo, just putting that out there. Now it’s not often I want to dance, especially to emo stuff, but this just hits me that way. Full of wonderful Olde Pine riffs it’s pretty much what you’d expect from them, great/technical riffs and fun drums. Even though this one has been brought out in the winter, it’s a definite summer anthem record. Catchy vocals from the offset and all the way through the songs. Especially Samsquamch, in which they’ve added a very 80’s synth which is probably a joke, however works fantastic and sounds great in the mix.
Then there was one last song on the EP, which I had heard before. However it doesn’t mean that I love it any less. A cleanly over-driven chordy riff which in my opinion is probably the best on on the release, then complimented with bright vocals and tight drums and when I say complimented, I mean it. They really bring the riff out of it’s shell.
A long awaited EP, one very happy guy. I just can’t stop listening to this one. However just one complaint. Needs more TLC.