Lonely The Brave. Make note of the name, or since you’re reading this online right now, go check them out this instant. Why you ask? It’s because Lonely The Brave are the best new band out there today, bar none. A bold claim, I know, but all you have to do is listen to any one of their standard-shattering songs and you too will agree.
You know that wonderful feeling that is induced when you hear one of your favourite songs? The shiver that tingles its way up your spine, the rush of nostalgia and enthusiasm that courses through you like adrenaline. It’s the heroin-like fix that got us all addicted to the wonderful drug that is music. Well, a sure fire way of achieving this musical high is to listen to Lonely The Brave.
This superb five-piece describe themselves as “Epic-rock” and they certainly deserve that title. Their EP, titled ‘Backroads’, is four solid tracks of pure guitar rock epicness and nothing short of immense. Every single aspect of the band is perfect; the vocals are bold and powerful, the guitar work is intuitive and original and the rhythm section holds everything together with such ease and finesse.
If you don’t believe me, listen to their single ‘Black Saucers’, which is available for free download (here). This song is just phenomenal. David Jake‘s stunning voice rings out loud and proud, while the rest of the band deliver fast-paced, infectious riffs that are reminiscent of the likes of Soilwork and In Flames, only not as heavy, of course.
Every other week it seems there’s a new ‘Best British Band’, but Lonely The Brave are a band truly worthy of that title. Considering ‘Backroads’ is the band’s debut release, there’s going to be no stopping this ambitious five-piece. I, for one, cannot wait to hear what else they have to offer and as soon as you take a listen to any of their songs, I know you’ll feel that way too.
Written by Andy Roberts