Friday, April 17, 2015

EP Review: 'A History So Repeating' by Gentlemen Rogues

Title:  A History So Repeating (End Sounds, Amazon, iTunes)
Artist:  Gentlemen Rogues (Official, Facebook, Twitter, BandCamp, SoundCloud, YouTube, MySpace)

Gentlemen Rogues latest EP A History So Repeating is a power pop powerhouse release.  From top to bottom, the songs on the EP are catchy with tight hooks and melodies that are destined to get stuck in your head.  Gentlemen Rogues’ music pulls from the legendary power pop artists on the late 70s (Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello) and the indie rock of the early 1990s (The Lemonheads, Manic Street Preachers) resulting in a sound that is familiar and nostalgic while still fresh and vibrant.  The EP opens with a blast in the incredibly catchy “Your Armageddon” and never lets up from there.  Gentlemen Rogues is an incredibly fun band with great taste in music (just check out their covers of Erasure’s “A Little Respect” on this EP plus their previous covers of Buffalo Tom and Beach Slang).  A History So Repeating is the band’s third and probably best release to date making it a must for fans of power pop, early 90s indie rock, or just catchy as hell rock ‘n’ roll.      

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