Local indie band grows up

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 January, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 January, 2005, 12:00am

Many local indie bands are infamous for their immature recording technique. Revolver is trying to break the stereotype with their eponymous debut EP.

Made up of K (vocals, bass, keyboard), King (guitar, lap steel guitar) and 9 King (drums), Revolver has been playing at university gigs since the late 1990s.

The EP features six tracks, most of which have been mixed and mastered by the band's frontman K. It is a polished recording with multi-layered audio effects.

Describing themselves as a musical hybrid, Revolver's music shows the influence of UK and US bands like neo-psychedelic group The Stone Roses and grunge outfit Alice in Chains.

The songs, written in English and delivered in K's gravelly voice, are mostly concerned with dark and heavy subjects, although the last track, Happylooper, proves they can get upbeat.

Revolver is a good album that deserves more critical attention.