In September last year, All the King’s Men released Making My Escape. An EP filled with raspy, attention-grabbing vocals and guitar solos, we won’t be getting bored of this band any time soon.
The first track on the EP is ‘Fever’. With its Californian references, it only furthers the Kings of Leon inspired sound throughout the track. Once the song comes to a stand still, the drums herald a crescendo as the track reverts back to its primarily electrifying state. It only goes to prove that Making My Escape is an essential soundtrack for 2016.
‘City Lights’ is next, acting as a time warp revisiting the ’60s in its faded yet gravelly vocals. It is evident that All the King’s Men are inspired by both old and new rock, with funk guitar riffs enthusiastically reverberated throughout, in a passion-filled manner.
Stepping into the ’90s, and through to the contemporary rock tones, are the tracks ‘Someday’ and ‘My Mother’s Son’. These resemble the busy sound of the Stone Roses towards the beginning, before reverting back to the original voice of the EP, with a hint of softer vocals.
Excellent musicality is carried throughout the entire EP. I thoroughly recommend everyone give All the King’s Men a try. You won’t regret it.