Termite - Growth E.P. review
This is the first E.P as a four-piece by Termite, "Growth". The band hailing from from Manchester/Huddersfield describe themselves as bluesy-jazzy-proggy space rock band.
Track one "These Clowns" has an overwhelming Beatles feel about it from the very first chord. This obviously is not a bad thing and the psychadelia throughout is trippy and intense but a pretty good introduction to a band that describes themselves as a neo-psychedelic mixture of space-rock, progressive blues and jazz.
Track 2 "Memory Loss" in stark contrast is a slow,sombre piece intercepted with some beautiful guitar playing. Building from its initial start into an exuberant crescendo of noise and then bringing you back down again. A roller coaster of a song in all senses of the words. The vocals I felt were under-played quite well to the music.
The final track "Kettle of Fish" is definitely more of a jazz affair. With a glorious high-hat bringing us into the swing of the track. Although up-beat the moody, lyrics and the occasional dark section bring a variety to the track and once again the crescendo to finish is sublime.
All in all a promising first E.P. with a lot of potential to take it further.
The E.P is available for free download from 6pm tomorrow but they would really appreciate any donations you wish to make - it makes a huge difference and means that they can make more music and play more gigs
All tracks written and recorded by Termite.
George Roberts - Vocals, Guitar
Sam Rodwell - Guitar
Sam Mercer - Bass Guitar
Danny Brown - Drums