Melbourne outfit My Echo’s self titled EP is a blast of energy as it throws down a blend of rockabilly, punk, and rock in a release that should turn a few heads and gain them a legion of fans. MY ECHO consists of Brenton Perry (vocals/guitar), Darcy Carter (guitars), Henry Hollingsworth (drums) and Tom Snowdon (bass). Together the four make a hot-rod gang of slickers that pay homage to sweaty music rooms all over the suburbs.
‘The Insincere’ has tinges of The Stray Cats, as does ‘Bang Bang Bang’, whereas ‘Lonesome City’ evokes memories of early Living End. ‘Black Water Blues’ has a catchy line in ‘It feels like a good day to die’, and showcases singer Brenton Perry’s vocal strength. Although only 6 tracks long, this really is a cool album and given that it was recorded live to tape, it loses nothing in its intensity and raw energy.
But this EP stands on its own and shows that Aussie music is still going strong and forging its own identity as a force to be taken seriously. With this EP, My Echo has pulled a switchblade on its listeners, forcing them to take notice!
The band’s recent show in Adelaide was well received and hopefully the Melbourne lads won’t be strangers to performing live.
Reviewed by Darren Hassan