If you’re extremely British and put your headphones on, you’re probably saying this. Provided this band is playing. BlimeyOhRiley might just be a mish-mash of incomprehensible words, but the sense is made when you’re rocking out to them. Their music is infectiously them, original, and meant to put a hole in your drywall if you’re hydrated enough. This is their EP, Where We Are Merely Imaginary.
Consider listening to Check Yourself on your quiet drive to the office. It’s going a little bit the ways of popular 00’s video game, Road Rash. The hopping beat is the adrenaline syringe, and the guitars drive what will be the chaos to ensue. The vocals, drums and bass gel with the guitar to form a concoction that is illegal to have in a PG-13 setting. No wonder they have rocked out with Megadeth, Noel Gallagher and Frank Turner.
Kelly Kapowski is the second track, and dare I say I taste a little prog-rock/metal there. They don’t like getting restricted to genres, so why not. The funk is driven in eventually, and we’re looking at a genre mashup of reggae, funk and prog-rock. Not every band could nail this kind of unique sound. Then again, BlimeyOhRiley aren’t every band. There is every kind of mix in this criminally underrated band. Moments of pop peer through, and make their way back to a rabbit hole you might never see again.
Skip the ship and take this trip
Pink Elephants is a name that can already send you on an acid trip. Babe Rainbow could be making this track and you’d digest it. However, the creators have a hard rock, rock-hard intensity for this track. It is unique, has several flavours and is one of those chocolate coated candies which you have no idea what it tastes like inside. You picked it for the chocolate, and there is a pleasant surprise inside. The second half of the song is going to leave you in the dust for your expectations.
Stress is the penultimate track, and there is a salute to sludge here. The bassline dominates the opening, and a riff based rock track is upon us. This is a real slammer, the tempo is regulated by cool inserts from the guitars. The feel is changed from a storm to a sunny Sunday and will alternate between it like the weather of the place they hail from. The band is tight and within the groove of each others ideas prior to execution. Hence, you get a ship tighter than Ahab’s with dreams bigger than a sperm whale.
In lieu of a greater sound
Best Foot Forward is the closer, so they keep the naturally catchy track at the end. Though each track has been a gem, we look at a prog number which crafts its own roller coaster and test rides it first. The second half of the song transitions into a spiritual soul that is unexpected to say at the least. The beauty remains in not knowing what the next step will be. I’ll tell you the next step for this band. All the worldly success I can only predict and hope this article goes infectiously viral, carrying their music. Like something called a pandemic.
This band doesn’t take new steps, it plants them. With the surety that there are people who will thoroughly enjoy their music. I am one of them. There are many out there, and now there will be more. Like a blessing or STD, this will spread and give great pleasure/knowledge to a varied group of people about a band that tried it all. Nailed it every time as well. We might be merely imaginary, but prepare to experience something very real.
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Self professed metalhead, moderately well read. If the music has soul, it's whole to me. The fact that my bio could have ended on a rhyme and doesn't should tell you a lot about my personality.