With all the confidence and prowess of global names like Queens of the Stone Age and A Perfect Circle comes Brisbane rock act The Iron Eye and its brand new EP Foreign Bodies.
The EP bursts out of the gate from the first track and lead single “Culpa.” I love its driving drums and singalong chorus. “Just Started” continues the fun with its dirty, sexy groove and fuzzy guitars. The title track “Foreign Bodies” is another high-octane rock hit, with big chunky guitars and big vocals from Nick Lythall to match. “Where Do You Go” had me bobbing my head in time with its energetic beat. The closing track “Silence” is perhaps the EP’s most ambitious number. It’s menacing and dark, without the obvious hooks of the songs that came before. This song shows that The Iron Eye is a band that’s not afraid to take some risks. While it wasn’t my favourite song on Foreign Bodies, I appreciate the statement it makes.
The Iron Eye makes music that rocks hard with a great melodic core which endears it to listeners from the first spin. Foreign Bodies gives an exciting snapshot of a rock act that deserves to make a splash on the local music scene.
Foreign Bodies drops on November 18.
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