The English alt-rock trio Peur release their début LP Explorer on the 4th.
Like a fine wine ageing in the bottle the trio have taken a few years to release their first album and it transpires to be have time well spent.
When first introduced in 2015 Peur were on the cusp of releasing the five track EP Future Architects and somehow that release title has become prescient as the eleven track album is their first multi-track release since and it does demonstrate a band who have built on their sound and skills over the years.
It is just over two years since the English alt-rock trio Peur were introduced.
Peur – Who is Your God? – artwork
Their latest single – Who is Your God? – released earlier in the month is a progressive feel to a driving rock backdrop giving the track a futuristic space feel as the trio allow room for the theme of the song to develop over the four and a third minutes of the song.
Peur is the alt-rock trio of J-Lo, Ryun Greenbo and Sammy Boy Bantien from Manchester in England.
A snarling guitar fizzes out of the speakers like an unleashed growling bear, yet despite the scowling visage inside lays a tenderness in composition in which melodies and expression is the hallmark of Peurs’ sound. It is the ability of the trio to deliver music that at heart is uncompromisingly festering in malcontent, whilst finding room to convey harmonics that makes the out-put of some considerable interest.
Bass and percussion sweep around each other to set the unrelenting advance of Peur whilst the guitar flows from poisonous to beguiling as the vocal expresses the concepts in manner that gives the overall sound its approachability.
A couple of years behind them has seen the trio establish a name for themselves locally, which is starting to grow further afield. Supporting the live performances recorded material is available, with the newest track Hollow Skies, which has a more sophisticated sound that pushes the vocal further to the foreground than much of what has come before, is set for release on the 9th March.
Were I to have a touch more patience than I do, the new song I would be able to stream for you next week, but I don’t – so the last release – Explosions – that came out in November of last year.