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8-BIT HEROES – ‘Try Blowing In It’ Review

8-BIT HEROES – Try Blowing In It

8-Bit Heroes8-Bit Heroes come from Kingston, Ontario, Canada and have released their debut album Try Blowing In It on January 16th.

The seven-song effort opens with the excellent Leave Me Alone with huge hooks, authentic and emotional vocals reminding me a little of Airborne Toxic Event with the powerful guitars, driving drums and booming bass crafting a truly authentic pop/punk/indie classic.

The punchy riffs that introduce Set Myself On Fire give way to a vocal dominated verse structure that builds to a funny chorus that drives home the melodic song that has a raw, anarchic edge and then, Get Up, Get Out, Go! has elements of early 1970s pop-punk with stop/start riffs and radio ready hooks.

The Neverending Party is a slower, churning ballad with some fun aspects such as some attempts at rap and some undercurrents of loneliness in the lyrics and Broken Friend continues with the slower pace, albeit with cascading acoustic guitars, throaty vocals and plaintive, pleading lyrics.

The sixth song dials up the pace a little and delivers some big hooks to support the beguiling melodies and storytelling lyrics and then this one closes with Life As A Vampire is another vocally dominated song supported by a solid rhythm section and intricate guitar work with an overall impression of pop-punk authenticity played well and easy on the ear.


Get Try Blowing In It by 8-Bit Heroes here: https://open.spotify.com/album/429zUVb3TL0DYZAmJqaLeQ