Aside from the music itself, what I admire about the band is that it does not favour quantity over quality. There is no rush to release every track, no drop in standard when it does – with quality writing, production and visuals. It shows a real maturity and clarity of thought.
‘Fears’ shows a continuity from ‘Still the Gardens..’, exhibiting that knack of melding Indie rock with keyboards/sequencing. It is sparse vocally at times and yet with a depth and texture to the sound that shows it is a band that doesn’t feel it has to ‘kitchen sink’ every song. I like that about them. While never reaching the anthemic heights of Lightbody and Co at their stadium-filling best, there is no doubt Silent Noise Parade is a talented bunch of guys. Perhaps all that is missing now is something in a different tempo and/or feel, just to show it isn’t a one trick pony. I’ll be listening out for the album to see if the band can come up with that.
Until then, give ‘Fears’ a listen