Review: The 4 Chords debut LP
If you’re looking for melodies and mean guitars, give The 4 Chords debut disc a listen. And I love the fact that their bandcamp page contains a mission statement which reads as follows:
Our mission is to be rock n’ roll with a classic songcraft.
When folks talk about the band, they cite the typical influences (Beatles, Big Star, Cheap Trick, and other great power pop bands) however, the band states that their more “rock oriented” with “more emphasis on the power”. They’re equally influenced by the work of Material Issue, citing Freak City Soundtrack as a favorite or The Records’ classic debut LP.
There are soaring harmonies and catchy melodies in abundance here. That being said, I enjoyed “One Hit Wonder”, the discs first track and the obvious single (if there were still such a thing), “Unsung Heroes”, “A Daily Grind” and “Someone Else’s View” most of all.
You can pick this one up at the band’s Bandcamp page.
Incidentally, no photo seems to exist of the band so I’ve co-opted one from a band of the same name performing on TV back in 1954. I’m sure the resemblance is uncanny.