The Hidden Revolution are a five-piece indie rock band hailing from Rochdale, they released their debut EP last year to a great deal of acclaim, receiving EP of the year from Rainy Skies magazine along with airplay from the likes of BBC, XFM and other assorted independent stations.
The band weld and craft together a number of different influences from the likes of Elbow, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and even Led Zeppelin to create their anthemic full bodied towering sound forming an instantly likeable and soaring mix that should appeal to the masses and the more hardened indie cynic.
The title track opens proceedings and quickly sets the band’s stall out as purveyors of emotion fuelled, sweeping widescreen rock, the track soars and dips in all the right places bringing to mind the aforementioned Elbow along with the expansive sound of someone like The Doves. Striking intricate plucked guitars mesh wonderfully with strummed acoustics to create an infectious, building melody, whilst frontman Chris Wise’s delightfully expressive vocal urges the listener to block out any external background distractions and just submerge into stunning opening salvo, by the close of the track you find yourself hooked to the both the structure and song.
Bones, show’s the band are no one trick ponies as the band add sumptious harmonies to the mix along with driving riffs, contagious spiralling guitars alongside those already noted stunning vocal tones, whilst the EP’s closing number, Perfectly Motionless is an aptly beautiful stripped down affair featuring just vocals and piano, it’s a delicate number that see’s Chris really explore his vocal range, from a hushed murmur to an aching soulful croon, revealing that The Hidden Revolution may have one of the most imoressive new lead singers in the genre right now.
If The Hidden Revolution continue in this rich vein, they’re not going to be hidden for very long, the EP is a brilliant masterclass in heartfelt, passionate towering indie rock at it’s best, I highly recommend you join the revolution now.
Rhythm & Booze Rating 9