Single Review: Peur – Hollow Skies


Towards the end of last year it seemed that every other band I wrote about was based in Scotland, to the point where it became ridiculous. I was featuring so many Scottish bands that people actually started to think that I was based north of the boarder. Fast forward a few months and shift the focus south a little bit and I’m at risk of the same happening again.

Based on scientific research (A quick scan of the emails in my inbox) Manchester appears to be launching a takeover of the music scene in this country. Right now they are producing Indie and Alt-Rock bands for fun! The scene up there, at least to someone from the outside looking in, looks like it is absolutely buzzing and this makes me seriously happy. When all you hear is doom and gloom to see a music scene thriving does the heart good.

This brings me onto the latest Mancunian band to darken my door (In the nicest possible way of course) Peur. For those of you interested Peur is the French word for ‘Fear’ and is pronounced ‘Per.’ Never let it be said that we don’t try and educate as well as listen to loud music and use overly long intros over here at The Musical Outcast.

There aren’t many tracks that instantly hit me and put a smile on my face but this latest offering from Joe Lomax, Ryan Greenhalgh and Sam Tempest has bucked the trend. I love the riffs, the production, the arrangements and the vocal is outstanding.  In a way it’s my job to try and pick fault with these records but I’m having a hard time finding any in this tune. It will sound great on the radio, you’ll injure yourself trying to hold that note through the chorus but it’s all backed up with real musical credibility. In short I like it…. a lot.

Peur and Team Manchester have just hit a home run.

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