British rockers Veridian recently released their debut EP, and it’s very impressive for a first release.
By Jane Howkins
Titled 40826D (we’re not entirely sure what that refers to, but it’s certainly a talking point), Veridian’s EP is tipped for great things and provides a great insight into what they are capable of.
The sound of Veridian is similar to that of bands like Deaf Havana, Lower Than Atlantis, and You Me At Six, especially considering that the lead singer has a similar vocal style to the aforementioned bands, hailing from the South of England (Reading, Berkshire to be precise). Whilst they describe their work as alt-rock, their music is also akin to this style of British rock that has emerged over the last decade or so. Though it isn’t exactly innovative, there is some great substance here.
Hooks galore rule 40826D, with catchy lyricisms mixing together with the odd occasional guitar trill, combining into one to produce something that the younger generation of rock fans should lap up. The songs succeed at getting under your skin, leaving you stuck with some of the repeating motifs of their music going round and round inside your head, well after putting the headphones down.
Overall, 40826D shows a band that have the style and passion to thrive in the future. Veridian can well live up to everything they promise to be, and after proving themselves in familiar styles, the band are now perfectly poised to create something entirely new and exciting in the future.