EP Review: Chasing Cadence – Destroy Something Beautiful

Last month we introduced you to a new and exciting British band creating great music, in the form of latest single Everyone Relax. Now we’re delighted to bring to your attention the new Chasing Cadence EP Destroy Something Beautiful.

The Hertfordshire-based rockers’ distinctive big choruses and driving drums and distorted guitars are perfectly complemented by the powerful vocals of lead singer Jack Harris.

The five-track EP opens up with the superbly named It’s Not The Length That Counts, It’s What You Do With It. The opener sets the scene for the rest of the record, with guitar riffs leading into a trademark powerful chorus.

That’s followed by the slightly more reserved Harbour, which begins slowly but bursts into life with driving beats that can’t help but get you wanting to air drum along and superb, heavy guitar riffs. Then there’s more of the same with Watching the World, in which the blend of effortless guitar riffs with Harris’ dominantly infectious vocals just make you want to listen again and again.

That’s followed by the aforementioned Everyone Relax, which I absolutely love. It starts off slowly, displaying Harris’ soft and delicate tones, before thrusting us into a the heavy drum and guitar-led chorus. This track features a superb musical interlude that won’t fail to have you banging your head and singing along in enjoyment, before dropping into the chorus and  a heavy guitar riff outro. All in all, it’s a superb rock song.

The EP is brought to a close by Chasing Cadence’s breakthrough track Dear Life. If you’re not singing along to ‘You’ve got me holding on, holding on for dear life, holding on for dear life,’ then banging your head in appreciation to the following guitar riff, then I don’t know what’s wrong with you. It’s heavy, it’s loud, it’s got great guitar riffs and singalong vocals. All in all, this track, this EP, and this band are brilliant.

In support of the EP, Chasing Cadence posted the following message on their Facebook page:

“We’ve been together for over 4 years now, spending our lives working full time so we have some form of disposable income to fund what we love. Every spare minute we have, we use to create these chord progressions and write these lyrics to eventually finalise and present to you, our audience, our friends, our loved ones. Meanwhile, bands that we’ve always aspired to be like, are dropping like flies around us because ticket sales and music sales are at an all-time low for alternative bands.

“Support your favourite bands – get down to their shows when they play locally, buy their T-shirts and CD’s. Without you, they cannot possibly survive. This isn’t a message to raise awareness of our music and what we do, this is a message to raise awareness that your favourite bands won’t be around forever and to remember that music is art. It’s a snapshot of someone’s emotion and soul at that point in their life and it should be held at a much higher value than it is today, regardless of its genre.

“Please help us by sharing this post. Every share opens up a whole new potential audience for us and the more people we can reach out to, the longer we’ll do the only thing we know how.”

We couldn’t say it ourselves and we firmly implore you to get behind this band. And, if you like what you hear, then get yourself down to The Black Heart in Camden to see Chasing Cadence in person on September 29th. Hopefully we will see you there!

Destroy Something Beautiful is available for download now, here.

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