No One Sun – All We Rely On Is Stolen
Indie pop rockers, No One Sun release their new album.
Dependent on your musical preferences, sounding like a cross between The Stereophonics and Manic Street Preachers can have its advantages, and if you sound like they did before they both went a bit rubbish it’s probably a bigger one too. No One Sun have that sound, but to be fair, they also have an added twist in that their songs are probably better.
Hailing from Manchester and Gods own country, the North West, they bring a big sound of pop rock with choruses some stronger than others. With a hint of American rock in their sound, and more than a passing resemblance to Kelly Jones at times, they glide effortlessly through eleven tracks which are well constructed and well played each time. The production is also positive and brings everything to life.
Guitars soar, drums pound and the voices blend well together although the later could be slightly stronger. Album opener, and highlight California perfectly shows off No One Sun at their best. A catchy and punchy little number which, despite only hearing twice, I’ve had in my head all day. Lyrically, they aren’t the best, rhyming ‘California’ with ‘warn ya’, but in terms of feel and passion they certainly have it in abundance.
They’re not all rock either, The Moment slows the pace for a while showing that they have a few things up their sleeves. I Don’t Know What To Say To You and the title track are also worthy of mention as they breeze along with strong melodies, pumping bass and Indie guitar riffs aplenty with a mid-Atlantic tone.
With album closer Home they’ve clearly gone for the rousing anthem which may just be the perfect gig closer too. No One Sun can write a song or two, and with a little fine tuning could easily slip into a few music collections along the way.
Published on Louder Than War 19/04/14 - here