Hard-hitting alt-rock band Estrons have taken the leap to full feature length with their new album ’You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough’. Bringing old fan-favourites such as ‘Make A Man’ and ‘Drop’ together with a host of new material, this is a punchy new record that grabs you by the scruff of the neck right from the outset and never lets go.
The album starts strong and fast paced with ‘Lilac’ and keeps that pace right through to ‘Drop’, the closing number. This is definitely a record to jump up and down to - a bit embarrassing if you’re on the train but a definite party starter when you’ve got your mates round. There is dynamic in there though; ‘Strangers’ shows us a softer side to the group and with that and the unusual tempo changes on ‘Aliens’, we can see the band has a depth that has been touched but as yet not fully realised.
Often described as anything from pop to punk, Estrons' sound touches grunge, 90’s Brit-Rock and yes, both pop and punk, bringing them together into something familiar but distinctive. Not exactly revolutionary but never pretending to be.
With a bit of a muddy mix on latest single ‘Cameras’, a sound that doesn’t appear anywhere else on the album, this not perfection incarnate but it’s a strong record reflecting the band’s passion and energy that could well be just what Estrons needed to catapult them to the next level.
Words: Damien Russell
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