Blasting out of festival season and having played the likes of Stendhal and Six Mile, Red Eye Pariah‘s ‘Koala Tea’ EP showcases the band’s new shockwave of hectic indie epiphanies.
The Belfast alt rock outfit take you through a tunnel of infectious garage rock soundscapes, with echoes of the strokes, Kings of Leon and early Arctic Monkeys.
Their knack for embracing the nostalgic melodies that had everyone raving in the early 2000s especially shines on ‘When Push Comes To Shove’. Dizzying and distorted, the line “how can people know you when you don’t know who you are?” is in perfect mind for feel-good festival crowd surfing.
The likes of ‘You & I’ and ‘C.I.T.D.H’ fuse thundering choruses with blockbuster guitar hooks that come straight out of the Seattle grunge bloodline. ‘Scene From A Different View’ lets the band showcase their love of their very own Antrim town.
“It’s important to us when people hear our music that they can say ‘That’s a Red Eye Pariah song’ and it doesn’t just fade between the lines” the band reveal. “All the tracks on this EP are special to us in their own individual way and as a collective. We’ve welded so much energy into each little detail and we hope it shows”.
A promising debut EP from a band with plenty of room left to grow.