CD Review: TestTone3 – ‘Mind Graffiti’

By May 12, 2010 September 27th, 2013 CD

From seeing the band live a couple of times around the local York scene, we can understand why people have compared TestTone3 to Jimmy Hendrix jamming with the Pendulum boys. That’s a big comparison we know, but this lot do it justice.

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Mind Graffiti‘ itself is a fantastic showcase for what this band can do. We promise that you will not be able to stop, skip or pause it for fear that it will become self-aware and do whatever it wants like some Transformer-like beast. This EP really does show how creative the 3 are and what they have the potential to achieve over the coming months. This EP smacks of the old’s cool essence of Yorkshire acts like Terrorvision with its classic style revamped yet again in with a genre-crushing blend of The Cooper Temple Clause, The Prodigy, Pendulum and even The Music.

It is very difficult to pick a favourite on this because each track has its own unique charm. However, take a listen to ‘Free Ride Home’. It’s a masterpiece at the underground level and it perfectly encapsulates TestTone‘s enthusiasm. This one almost feels like the trio have taken a step back to reflect on the dancrock madness they have championed on other tracks to make a very chilled out Mars Volta-styled tune.

Mind Graffiti‘ is an ideal EP to get you in the mood for a night out and, the hardest of working days – there’s something for everyone here – ranging guitars, pounding beats, solid melody and emphatic vocals – awesome! You will not be disappointed.

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