FRAGILE THINGS - 'Echo Chambers - Blue Edition'

CLAIRE HILL

 

After spending last weekend opening Steelhouse festival in South Wales and supporting Dan Reed Network in Nottingham, Bristol based Fragile Things yesterday released a very limited ‘Blue Edition’ of their sold out ‘Echo Chambers’ EP. Whilst the original EP contained five tracks, the Blue Edition contains a further three, including a live acoustic version of ‘Disappear’, the original version of which was on the sold out ‘Black Edition’ of the EP.  Fragile Things had this to say about the success of the original EP, ‘We're totally blown away by the response people have given ‘Echo Chambers’. We wanted to do something a little special going forward. People have requested for some time that we make certain songs available on CD which previously were only available to stream online. We are very proud to announce that we are finally able to do that! We are very excited to get the new Blue Edition of ‘Echo Chambers’ out to the public!”

 

The additional three songs that are on the new version of ‘Echo Chambers’ will be available as a free download via the band’s website to everyone who purchased the original, now collector’s item, Black Edition. The very limited edition physical version of the EP will be limited to 300 copies, with the same number of t-shirts being printed too.

As DTFM has already reviewed the original ‘Echo Chambers’ EP (see link below), I’ll just concentrate on the three new tracks. ‘Angry’ feels anthemic and like it should be belted out in a stadium with the audience singing along. The song ebbs and flows, the drums and bass building the tension as the guitar and vocals layer over the top, Richie Hevanz’s vocals are full of emotion, and there’s a cracking guitar solo from Mark Hanlon. The more I listen to this song, the more I find to love about it. There’s a mesmerising lyric video on YouTube (link below).

 

’Better Than This’ showcases the powerhouse drumming of Hugo Bowman and booming bass of Steve Lathwell. They make a formidable rhythm section and really power the song along. This is one for banging your head and raising your fists in the air to. It also has a lyric video on YouTube (link below) which features the band lip-syncing, it’s a fun watch!

 

The live acoustic version of ‘Disappear’ is a fantastic addition to this EP. This song is a favourite with fans so including this alternate version is genius. It’s a real treat to get to hear the band like this and the song sounds so intimate and raw; you get to hear the band stripped right back and their obvious talent shines through.

 

Fragile Things are one of the new breed of bands that play hard rock so well, and this EP is designed to stick two fingers up at any non-believers. This band truly deserves to be seen on a stage, so catch them at the dates below, with more to be announced soon!

 

‘Echo Chambers’ Blue Edition track listing:-

Echo Chambers

Adrenaline

Pick Your Poison

Disappear

The Big Reveal

Angry

Better Than This

Disappear (acoustic live)

 

Fragile Things is:-

Richie Hevanz - vocals

Mark Hanlon - guitars

Steve Lathwell - bass

Hugo Bowman - drums

 

Catch the band on tour here:-

3rd August - Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate (supporting The King Lot)

11th August - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

13th September - Trillians, Newcastle Upon Tyne

14th September - the Woolpack, Doncaster

 

Read our review of the original ‘Echo Chambers’ EP here:-

https://www.downthefrontmedia.com/down-the-front-media/music-reviews/fragile-things-echo-chambers-ep/

 

Watch the video for current single ‘The Big Reveal’ here:-

https://youtu.be/3ahWQbXBknE

Watch the lyric video for ‘Angry’ here:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH6-qGD8yIQ       

Watch the lyric video for ‘Better Than This’ here:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC9emAi7m08        

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