Below is a review of the single (and preview of the album) from the Buzzin Music Blog
Manchester group The Words are due to release their single Everybody’s With You on 31st October, throughPhoenix Records. It will precede their album Truth & Faith, due out in November.
The Words consists of Stephen Draper (vocals/rhythm guitar), Niel Rowbotham (lead guitar/back vocals), Tom Jackson (Bass/backing vocals) and Graeme Smith (drums), and their previous EP’s have gained airplay on 6Music, as well as being featured in a host of promotional campaigns.
The single Everybody’s With You is a real crowd-pleaser, and with its simple chorus and clever lyrics it’s a great way to gently introduce the listener to the slightly heavier sounds on the rest of the album.
Tracks like Head Over Heels are fun and innocent, telling the story of an unfulfilled crush with an appealing tune to highlight the quirky lyrics. Under the Sun comes just at the right time, with the lyrics “We were dancing in the bars, singing how the future’s ours, Wishing all those summer days would stay” reminding us that autumn is very nearly upon us.
Both Sirens, and Demons head in a more gritty, urban direction. They have an almost American Rock twist to them, yet manage to do so without losing the inherent Britishness that runs throughout the album, and throughout their previous work.
The band’s Manc background plays an important role in the music, and they have stated that their music comes from “the same buildings, the same weather, the same way of life”. Following in the footsteps of other uniquely manc acts, they have said it is “not stereotypical ‘Manchester music’, but it is music made in Manchester…and that’s generally a good thing”.
The Words forthcoming UK live Dates:
O2 Academy 2, Islington
Album Launch Show, Factory 251
Vintage Rockbar, Doncaster