Stemming out of West Wales with an old-school feel that’ll draw you close to the nearest dance floor, three-piece Rockers, The Stangs, are gearing up to release their latest four-track EP, ‘American Sessions’. Starting off with utter livelihood over the first track, “The Beekeeper”, The Stangs dish out an uplifting and vibrant melody that leads into hypnotic instrumental aptitude that’ll remind you of commercial Rock/Pop with a Classic Rock twist. Slowing it down and bringing to light the grungy and emotive vocal capabilities of lead vocalist, Graeme Heath, “She’s A Stranger” is the second track that tells the tale of indecision laced to whether or not their significant other is in it for the long haul or simply enjoying moments as they come.
The third track, “Never Been to London”, carries remnants of Interpol back in their 2002 ‘Turn on the Bright Lights’ days as The Stangs experiment with remaining strong over a dismal sentiment tied to how a lover on the other end may never be visiting them both emotionally and physically. Closing the EP with “Dirty Faces”, The Stangs metaphorically spill the beans beyond the masks that individuals put on as they seek to fulfill their desire for love beyond the surface.
Seemingly a band that serves as a rebirth of Rock legends back in the 1960’s, The Stangs emit a feel that is a cornucopia of wistfulness, wisdom and musical bliss. There is meaning and depth within the lyrical content of ‘American Sessions’ that is beyond the three band members physical time, and the manner in which modern pleasures are brought to life is artistically penetrating.
Furthest from a meaningless bundle of muck, ‘American Sessions’ is a must listen. Don’t be surprised if you catch The Stangs sharing the stage with modern-day Rock Legends in the very near future.