Review – Albatross

By: Jenna Melanson

EP – Happenstance
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/happenstance-ep/id698827903
Release Date – September 3, 2013
Genre – Blues/ Hard Rock
Label – Independant

Albatross is a 3 piece Blues/ Hard Rock band from Cochrane, Ontario. The band was formed in the summer of 2012 consisting of Eric Vezeau (Vocals/ Bass), Johnny Linklater (Vocals/ Guitar) and Ryan Lagace (Drums/ Production).

Their new EP, “Happenstance” is now available on iTunes. The EP features four songs and right away you notice that the band has a very “Blues-like” sound. The first song is my favourite. “Evil Woman” is just over 3 minutes long and out of the four songs on the album has a pure blues feel, but with a touch of a heavier rock sound.

“Smoke & Mirrors” and “The Runaround” continue on the same track and you can tell this band does what they love and what they are good at. Whether it’s a slower song or an upbeat track, the vocals and the music go perfectly together and create a unique mixture of genres.

“The Seaside” is the final song and I absolutely love the lyrics in this song. With lines such as, “I’ve been walkin’ by the seaside, Just a’waitin’ on the tides to turn my way” and “Just waitin’ on better days, and I know , I know, I know they’re headed my way”. This is the track on the EP that I listened to the most because the lyrics really speak to you and can be interpreted in many ways.

The band did a great job choosing songs for their EP that showcase what they do best.

Albatross on Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/albatrosscochrane
Twitter: https://twitter.com/albatrossblues
Website: http://www.albatrossblues.com

I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started with Hedley. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.
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