By: Jenna Melanson
EP – The Ground the Sky
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-ground-the-sky-ep/id839217957
Release Date – March 18, 2014
Genre – Rock
Label – Indie
Bombproof the Horses, an indie rock band from Edmonton, Alberta features the talents of Remco Dalmaijer (Vocals/ Guitar), Joel Kleine (Bass/ Guitar/ Vocals), Darrel Roy (Guitar) and Richard Visscher (Drums).
The uniquely named rock band has released released their debut EP, “The Ground the Sky” which is made up of four songs, totaling up to just over 12 minutes of music. Although the EP is a bit on the short side, it showcases their songwriting ability, as well as their musical style which pulls you in, automatically.
The EP starts with “Like I Do” which is an upbeat and fun song, which I can only describe as a song that will stand the test of time. The band obviously knows what they are doing, and are able to hold the listeners attention.
The second song on the EP is entitled, “Springtime in my Hometown” and I would have to choose this one as my favourite from the EP. The sound reminds me of fellow Canadian artist, Joel Plaskett in some ways. I am a huge fan of songs that tell a story, and this is one of those.
In conclusion, I’d like to recommend the EP to anyone who enjoys other Canadian acts, such as Joel Plaskett and Sloan, in particular. That being said, I don’t think their sound is something that can be shoved into a specific genre, as any band who puts everything they are into their songwriting and performing. Each song fits together perfectly with the others, but can absolultely stand on their own as well.
I should also mention, if you like what you hear, be sure to stop by CBC Searchlight and throw a vote their way: http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Bombproof-the-Horses
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. 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.