Everlyn are a female fronted pop-rock five piece from Madrid attempting to hit the big time, following up their debut EP ‘Anything But Easy’ with their first full-length release, ‘A Ticket To The Moon’. With their artistic talent allowing them to jump between genres seamlessly along with front woman Karol Arribas‘s ability to change a gentle number into a powerful performance, this record shows that Everlyn are a band packed full of potential.
Opening with catchy number, ‘What Goes Around’, Everlyn grab the listener’s attention and move on to bigger performances with the whole band coming together brilliantly on ‘One Ticket To The Moon Please’ and ‘Tested Lives’. Taking a darker turn works very well for the band, especially with Mario Banos on backing vocals, complementing Arribas superbly on ‘Dreams Are For Those Who Sleep’ and heavier track, ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’.
Variety is something that Everlyn provide in abundance, with their strongest performances being not only their darkest and heaviest songs such as ‘Pointless Road’ and ‘Analogies’, but also their mellower numbers. Hitting on the fact that a stripped down setting and the simplicity of an acoustic guitar compliments Arribas‘s voice perfectly, Everlyn produce some outstanding performances, with the gentle vocals floating over a quieter environment on ‘Time To Change’ and album closer, ‘The Last Letter’.
‘A Ticket To The Moon’ is a great record and one that should get Everlyn some much deserved credit. The female fronted rock band is a difficult market to break into at the moment, especially with the increasing success of other bands such as Tonight Alive, We Are The In Crowd and VersaEmerge taking the spotlight. That said, Everlyn are putting in a solid attempt with their first full-length release and hopefully they’ll be rewarded for it.
Written by Jonathon Barlow