CD Review: Ourfamous Dead – Clockwork Heartbeats

Andrew Reeves’ Ourfamous Dead are an exciting new addition to UK the electro-rock scene. While there are certainly improvements that can be made, there is serious potential on this demo. […]

Andrew Reeves’ Ourfamous Dead are an exciting new addition to UK the electro-rock scene. While there are certainly improvements that can be made, there is serious potential on this demo.

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If you like accessible Industrial akin to Blaqk Audio and Mindless Self Indulgence this stuff is for you.‘Years (an introduction)’ is a quirky synth-ridden (and slightly repetitive) number that leads seductively into the ‘Nature Of The Sovereign’ which borrows heavily from Marilyn Manson’s ‘Disposable Teens’ to create an infectious pop-rock standout track that’s built for club play and sweaty live arenas. Follow-up ‘England’s Burning’ blends raw samples and emotive lyrics to smack you in the chops like a moody MSI; it’s all about bouncy electronics and danceable beats. On the demo’s final track ‘Shadows Of Our Sun’, Reeves displays his affection for Reznor’s aggression with a rock hard tune that builds and builds toward a delightfully chaotic close. Some of this stuff is very rough, and the levels are all over the place at times, but overall, this is a solid offering from an enthusiastic and very talented young rivethead.

***/5

For fans of: Blaqk Audio, Mindless Self Indulgence, My Passion

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