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
Overall, Romantics & Addicts just works; using energy
and drive to carve out a definitive niche in the rock landscape.
1) How Hazardous We Are
2) Body Language
3) Down With Everything
4) Romantics & Addicts
5) No Ones Listening
7) Summertime Nightlife
8) When I Knew You
9) Perfect Day To Die
10) Bleed Out A Warning
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