Rising Greek rockers 7HE 7OUCH will release their debut EP ‘Seventyseven’ on 29th October 2018. The six hard hitting songs that make up this dynamic EP were shaped by the band’s experience of fleeing their home country in 2014 as the financial crisis was occurring and the ensuing months of hardship as they gradually got used to a new life in London. The band played Camden Rocks for the second time earlier this year and they’ve been consistently gigging in and around London, including headline shows at Camden Assembly, Cargo and Proud.
‘Solution’ was the debut single (released 6th July) to be taken from ‘Seventyseven’ and is also the first track on the EP. It begins with lively guitar chords and impressive drumming before the first verse begins and Constantine’s melodious, emotive vocals begin to soar. This song has a relentless, catchy hook with big, crunchy walls of guitar licks and a massive rousing, sing-a-long chorus that worms its way inside your head, “Come on, come on, come on, I’m not the enemy, I’m just your favourite problem, your solution. Come on, come on, come on, I’m not the enemy, I’m just your favourite game, not an illusion”. You can watch the official video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD8kbhZN7GA
Second single ‘You Can’ (released 29th August) is another anthemic song full of bracing guitar riffs and powerful, haunting vocals. This song has the powerhouse rhythm section driving the song along, with staccato drum beats interspersed, and the impeccable licks and vocals layered around. This is one of the finest earworms I have heard in a while, it really worked its way inside my brain and made it really difficult for me to try to review anything else! There’s a lyric video too if you fancy singing along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FfX4RLrXYg
‘My Face’ is the third single to be taken from the EP (released 18th September) and was the first song the band wrote after they arrived in London. They were flat broke, basically homeless and sleeping on their manager Nathan’s sofa at the time. It has an absolutely killer riff to start, and the whole song has a definite vintage vibe about it. There’s a fantastic build at the bridge where you can hear each instrument individually and I really like this highlight before they all start playing in perfect harmony again.
‘Knobs’ is a relentless upbeat track full of gritty guitar riffs, with solid drumming and intricate booming bass lines layered under the vocals. The harmonious melodies and danceable funky riffs of ‘Rage’ are backed up by the solid bass and driving drums of the meaty rhythm section, overlaid with the big soaring vocals. Final song ‘Blitz’ has the kind of blistering riffs that remind me of the big rock bands of the ’90s, the drumming is superbly frenetic in parts and the clear, raspy vocals are solid. What really comes across, too is how polished and assured the band sound as a unit.
In ‘Seventyseven’, 7he 7ouch pull together a delicious fusion of alternative rock and vintage grunge and produce hard hitting songs with meaning at their heart. The band pull off anthemic stadium fillers comprising laidback choruses with uplifting, powerful melodies intended to make you move. I’m sure 7he 7ouch will be announcing some more live dates very soon and I think they’d be well placed in a hefty arena tour support slot to gain them some larger audiences.
‘Seventyseven’ EP track listing:-
My Face (Nanana)
Constantine - vocals
John - lead guitar
Stelios - guitar
Toni - bass
Dave - drums
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