Malaysian rock outfit The Endleaves have released their debut, self-titled full-length album. The 10-track album is a collection of songs that hark back to the grunge rock hits of the 90s. As listeners, we are treated to sludgy slabs of guitar driven-rock in tracks like ‘Just Dream On’ and presented with a mellower sound on tracks like the classic-rock tinged, melodically accessible ‘Set Me Free’.
On first listen, the songs on the album come across as beguiling, yet simple. The band has adopted an in-your-face approach that has led to 10 tracks that are rather different, yet undeniably consistent.
The track ‘Forget’ is a subdued number that starts off moody and contemplative. By the second chorus however, ‘Forget’ adopts an almost pleading tone which the band uses as leverage to turn the track into a soaring rock number with energetic conviction. There’s nothing remarkably new or innovative about the track itself – you’re bound to have heard other songs done in similar fashion. However, The Endleaves succeed in still leaving an impression despite making use of the familiar (and at times overdone). Have a listen to ‘Forget’ below.
Additionally, if you find yourself in Kuala Lumpur this February 7th, join The Endleaves at Merdekarya for their album launch. Details here.
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