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The Transfer
Romantics And Addicts
Conquer The World Records
www.thetransfer.com


This is going to sound horrible, but The Transfer sound a lot like Air Supply. Now stay with me here, they share similarities in vibe and sound, but where Air Supply was based firmly in the 80's, The Transfer are well established in the music of the 00's. Believe me, I am trying to pay this band a compliment...

See, the 80's feel of music was complex and addictive, full of great hooks and a pop feel that didn't leave a bad taste in your mouth. Somewhere towards the late 80's it lost its luster in the hair bands, but that is besides the point. The Transfer accurately captures that nuance of carefree revelry in music, leaving me completely satisfied while updating the sound with a hard rock feel which really isn't. It has so many aspects which will make it appealing to a discerning public if they can be heard.

What sets The Transfer above the common band is their songcraft; melodies and hooks abound, weaving in and out of each song creating a simply solid album. Production beautifully captures and accents the energy. Guitars succinctly change gears between break-neck single note lines to chugga-chugga rhythm sections without faltering. Bass and drums nicely add and subtract from the overall structure to give great breathing spaces creating great ebb and flow. Vocals remain the most consistent piece, working as glue to bring all of the parts together.

Overall, Romantics & Addicts just works; using energy and drive to carve out a definitive niche in the rock landscape.

-bishop

Track listing:

1) How Hazardous We Are
2) Body Language
3) Down With Everything
4) Romantics & Addicts
5) No Ones Listening
6) Suffering
7) Summertime Nightlife
8) When I Knew You
9) Perfect Day To Die
10) Bleed Out A Warning


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