Since Lion Rock, Asyndeton shows all the signs of future sparkling success [Review]

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Anyone who saw Asyndeton play at KGV’s Lion Rock festival will have predicted great things for the band. Five months later, a clever social media campaign, crystal clear production quality, and five amazing tracks combine to create their confident debut, The Other Side Of My Mind.

It’s the finer details that make the album sparkle: twinkling synths, the rise and fall of frontman Benjamin Man’s voice, and the creative bits that drive guitarist Harmeet Bhatia’s jagged indie motifs into beefy power chords.

Electronica-inflected trap beats and dreamy singing bursts into post-punk guitar on Ascending Heaven, before the band drops into in punk riffs on Paranoia, acoustic ballads on the surfy Gold and Maroon 5-style pop-rock on Warrior. On Falling Through, a pop punk riff and heavy bassline unite with vocals that soar.

With all the flair of a classic rock band, but with a greater range of influences, Asyndeton doesn’t seem to know what genre to be. The main criticism of The Other Side … is that it’s over too soon. With an LP under their belts, they’ll be unstoppable.