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FALSE ARCHETYPES – ‘Still Standing’ EP Review


false-archetypesAntwerp, Belgium based band False Archetypes have released their debut EP ‘Still Standing‘. The band has been together for four years playing across Belgium and the debut consists of five tracks combining female vocals with heavy guitar riffs and catchy melodies.

Opening up with Habits, the initial wall of guitars leads into a bouncy and catchy pop-punk effort with the strong female vocals adding to the tight backing with toned down verses and big choruses. On Chapter Blue, the band turn things up a notch with a slightly pacier approach to the pop-punk format with a skate-punk feel.

I Refuse To Sink is driven along with some excellent guitar riffs. False Archetypes signature approach is evident on the track with big sections of full on, energetic punk rock interspersed with quieter sections held together by drums and choppy guitar.

The fourth track, Miss Information, opens with a 1970s style punk rock entrance (think 999, Chelsea) and takes on a pop-punk feel with some nifty guitar and those excellent melodic female vocals that are in the vein of Gwen Stefani in the early days of No Doubt.

The EP ends with Pick You Up where I’m reminded of Avril Lavigne as the vocals and guitars craft a punchy punk rock pop song that is very easy on the ears. If you like your punk melodic but with power, then False Archetypes are well worth checking out.

This debut was recorded and produced by Tim Van Doorn (Big Dog Recordings – Joe McMahon, Tim Vantol, You Nervous?) and Still Standing is available as digital download from Bandcamp (http://falsearchetypes.bandcamp.com) or physically via info@falsearchetypes.com or at one of their shows.