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OK Social Club are releasing a 4-track EP entitled Thatís What She Said containing Made In The Shade, Hey, What Happened?, Round In Circles and She Said, You Said.
Made In The Shade bursts quickly into life, with sharp urgent guitars and drums, before slowing down to enter the opening verse. On first listen I really enjoyed this track but on second listen the lyrics arenít that great; Suzie went and got herself a fella....
Things do pick up and there is a great hook delivered at the end of the blistering chorus and theres no way of knowing, how youíll deal with that. The guitars drive this track along throughout and I imagine it would be a fantastic live track.
Hey, What Happened? again starts with some nice guitar work, as a newcomer to OK Social Club I would highlight the guitars as an immediate standout. There is a lovely break in the song 2 minutes 15 seconds in with guitar being joined by bass, then drums before a yelp from singer Raff Eragona brings the everything together and the song reaches an excellent climax with the full band singing the chorus.
Round In Circles features playful vocal melodies mirroring the guitar riffs. Itís an upbeat tune and comes in at a short and snappy 2 minutes 25 seconds. Again I imagine this track would go down well in a live environment, full of energy.
She Said, You Said is another up temp song, hurtling along at breakneck speed and is probably the catchiest song on the EP with plenty of hooks and some backing Ďwoah oh oh ohísí to encourage crowd participation when played live.
All in all this EP would certainly encourage me to go on and see OK Social Club live, they have lots of good things going for them Ė energy, some nice guitar lines and a few hooks. If I was offer to advice Iíd encourage them to focus a little more on the hooks and choruses that they have, just to make them stand out a little more.
Reviewer - Murray Easton
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