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Album Review: Freeze The Atlantic - Colour By Numbers EP

Formed out of the ashes of esteemed English rock band, Reuben, Freeze The Atlantic have a ready made set of loyal followers. With a member from Hundred Reasons also in the band, the line-up reads like a super-group of members from bands who should have been much bigger than they ever were.

Freeze The Atlantic certainly have a great chance of hitting the big time if this radio-friendly three track EP is anything to go by. Kicking off with 'Waking Up', the band deliver a punchy track that has placed the emphasis strongly on a brilliant hook. There's no screaming here, just Chris Knott's clean vocals – that display impressive range. It is a cracking track and... wait, what's this? At 1:44 it almost sounds like a Reuben song... but regradless, this is a great song, no doubt about it. A straight up rock belter, with above average lyrics as well.

In fact, if anything, second track and B-side, 'The Alibi', is the stronger track, it certainly has another memorable chorus, displays Guy Davis' superlative drumming, and, at just 2:18 really doesn't overstay its welcome at all. 'Broken Bones' is the obligatory acoustic song – not these guys forte, but still decent.

But if the first two tracks are anything to go by, radio-friendly rock stardom may be around the corner.


'Colour By Numbers EP' BY Freeze The Atlantic is out now on Alcopop Records.

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Nick Robbins

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