SHALLOW SIDE—ONE EP THERMAL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC BY: STEPHANIE STEVENS
What can I say about the band SHALLOW SIDE but they are all American rock n roll to the highest level. The music they create is groove oriented, melodic as hell and can get edgy and hard when need be. Vocalist Eric Boatright has that simple yet powerful voice, and can hammer out different patterns from a smooth and sexy singing voice to a harder raspier tone. The new EP is way too short in my opinion but from start to finish it’s a nonstop, non-skipping album. WE ROLL opens up the disc and starts with a very groovy, upbeat style with a sexy vocal that a simple blend of heartfelt and punch of sassy flavor as it cruises into the melodic chorus. Love the simplistic nature of the song but also the light groove to it. REBEL the band’s first single and video for the EP made me fall in love with the band from the get go. Down home South melody blended with another soulful sexy vocal approach another track that gets you up and dancing with an upbeat chorus and just a sing along style that you won’t be forgetting for a while after the song is said and done. The cover of RENEGADE displays great creative style with the band keeping it close to the original but giving you a spin with a SHALLOW SIDE mood to it. The song just fits in perfectly with the rest of the EP and I bet will be a show stopper when the boys hit the road from city to city. FIGHT OR FLIGHT is probably the heavier style track on the record. Gutsier from the vocal approach and more hard hitting elements musically but using the sense of quality melody to make it a really round about heavier track to show off the different style and songwriting appeal for the band. CAN YOU HEAR ME by far is my favorite off the EP and let me tell you the reason for it from the first lick of music the song already has you moving in your seat! Its upbeat positive and just a song you want to blast loud and sing along to from the get go. The chorus us just a keeper it’s so groovy and melodic you can’t stop hearing It once it’s done. Yea that seems the key to the disc right now these songs are unforgettable and makes you want to re listen again. I would recommend if you purchase this EP go straight to the track CAN YOU HEAR ME listen to it first then make your way through the rest of the disc cause this song is amazing. Lastly is the last track START A FIRE you want to southern rock appeal you got it in this track. Sexy music, sexy lyrics and just a showmanship of where the band comes from and just a different rock style to show the creative and talent this rock band has. I am overall so happy I was introduced to SHALLOW SIDE and I hope with this EP they get the roll on active rock to really blow up in the scene and I know this little Massachusetts chic loves them.