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Single Review: EVENU – Drive

We’re getting to that time of year now where the music industry and a lot of bands out there are starting to look forward to next year. Artists are either winding down completely or throwing a new single or two out there to get fans ready for that big 2016 album or EP. Devon’s EVENU have opted for the latter.

Hailing from Exeter EVENU are Ash Taylor (Vocals, guitar) Sean Davey (Guitar) Alexander Cowilshaw (Bass) and Andy Lewis (Drums).

Drive is the first single to be taken from the quartet’s upcoming EP Liaison which is set for release next year. There’s no firm date as yet but with the band also planning some UK tour dates, I’m sure we won’t have to wait long, and when the announcement comes I’ll have it for you right here.

The track (And the rest of the EP I understand) was mixed by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Funeral For A Friend) who has worked with some of my favourite unsigned and independent bands in recent memory so I had pretty high hopes for this one.

The first thing that hits you about Drive is that straight out of the blocks, Bam! It’s right in your face and swirling round you at 300mph. The drums hit beautifully hard and the chorus soars. It might not be the easiest hook to sing along to but I don’t think that’s going to stop you having a go! Feels like it would be a big track on the live stage as well, which is always a good sign when it comes to singles.

The bottom line is that it’s a really good track and I like it a lot. Now what I want from the EP is the band to show some versatility. There are a lot of great bands out there at the minute coming with a similar sound so you’ve got to get creative to really stand out, but I’ll be checking their progress for sure. The guys have certainly got off to a hard hitting, high quality start.

Drive is officially released 27th November.

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