Up-and-coming Brighton rockers Verses have been steadily making a name for themselves, popping up at various festivals across the UK to drum up interest in their debut full-length record, ‘Feel It Faster’. With a similar sound to genre heavyweights You Me At Six and Young Guns, it’s a record that certainly warrants the amount of attention that these boys are receiving and will propel them into further success.
The album’s opening title-track introduces the band’s style well with a drum-lead start moving into a solid rock song and catchy chorus, before second track, ‘At The Roadside’, takes the focus and immediately establishes itself as an album highlight, with a chorus that will rattle around your head for days. Keen to demonstrate that they aren’t all about choruses with hooks, Verses show their ability to write a great slower-paced track in the form of ‘Distance’ which features a great vocal performance from frontman Jason Danzelman and equally impressive guitar work from Joe Welsh.
Stand out track, ‘Cut It Down’, sees the band take a far mellower and more emotional approach, with a stripped down, delicate atmosphere and Danzelman‘s heartfelt delivery of the lyrics being the main focus of the song. Meaningful, relatable lyrics are a theme across this album, which will really help this band win over a lot of fans with numbers such as ‘Colour Me In’ and album closer ‘If We Stay’, seeing the band come together brilliantly to see the album off perfectly with an emotionally charged conclusion.
Verses have created a great record with ‘Feel It Faster’. Their mainstream rock sound is creating a lot of success for a lot of bands at the minute, with bands like Mallory Knox and Deaf Havana gaining radio play and working their way up the festival scene. Thankfully they’re great at what they do, and if they write future records to the high standard of ‘Feel It Faster’ there’s no reason that this band can’t emulate the success that many other bands have and become household names in the rock scene.
Written by Jonathon Barlow
Founder & Editor for DEAD PRESS!