"Patterns & Signals" (LESE MAJESTY) - NEW EP REVIEW
EP: Patterns & Signals ARTIST: Lese Majesty
Textured intimacy meets dynamic flair as Sydney rockers Lese Majesty unveil their brand new EP 'Patterns & Signals' into the world.
Helmed by duo Jodie Gibson and Joel Hederson (and joined here by Luke Palmer from Dead Letter Circus on production and Forrester Savell on mixing duties), there's been significant levels of buzz surrounding the group, particularly following the release of recent singles 'Age Of Outrage' and 'Signs'. And while buzz can often cloud capability, the hype around this release has not only been warranted - it's also only scratched the surface of the significant talent that has amassed to create the end result.
Drawling out with razored guitars, 'Signs' is a blazing rocker that opens up what Lese Majesty are all about - punch, panache and the occasional proggy moment that keeps you on your toes throughout the following tracks.
Anthemic pearlers 'In Stone' and 'Gravity Calling' crunch textures and tones with the defiant beauty of fellow rockers Metric and Dead Letter Circus, while lead single 'Age Of Outrage' pumps up the grit with some chunky riffs and fiery beats lashing in between quieter verses.
" Lese Majesty have struck gold with 'Patterns & Signals' and this will no doubt become an ongoing pattern as their next phase unfurls"
Closing out with Gibson repeating "I'm not a lie detector" ('Lie Detector'), 'Patterns & Signals' concludes its journey as swiftly as it began, but with the same unwavering candor that has threaded throughout. And its perhaps this sincerity combined with Lese Majesty's ability to tip-toe around a myriad of genres with seamless ease that has endeared them so heavily so quickly - or perhaps its just simply an ability to connect self-aware themes with catchy complexity.
Either way, there's a lot to like in this pristine little package, both from a writing and technical perspective; Lese Majesty have struck gold with 'Patterns & Signals' and this will no doubt become an ongoing pattern as their next phase unfurls.
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'AGE OF OUTRAGE' (LESE MAJESTY)
BY TIANA SPETER