Rockstar EP

Written by: PP on 16/01/2012 06:14:03

Revolt, not to be confused with fellow Danish rockers The Revolt Of Darwin or Marvin's Revolt, are a new-ish rock'n'roll unit from Copenhagen. They were formed in 2009 and have since been playing gigs mostly around the capital in preparation for their debut EP "Rockstar", which is under review consideration here. It's a six track EP that carries its hard rock influences on its sleeve while presenting a modern take on the genre that has some radio potential.

Basically, Revolt combine together influence from two distinct eras of rock'n'roll to form a sound that has a little bit of both but is not entirely one or the other. On one end of the scale, the solo-driven, ultra conventional hard rock of Guns 'N Roses is weighing down heavy, drawing the band towards the 80s era, but on the opposite end, the band's love for 90s alternative rock groove and catchy songwriting balances out. The result is an expression that combines the guitar skill of the former with energetic melodies of the latter - a sound that is both cliché and fresh at the same time.

So how's that possible? Well, it's simple, really. The hard rock elements and solos aren't exactly original. You'll have heard bands like Velvet Revolver and countless others dip their toes into these waters from time to time. It's here where Revolt are in a constant battle with relevancy in 2012. But at the same time, the catchy alt rock chorus in "Rockstar, or the one in "Rock'N'Roll All Day" are enjoyable and do have some repeat play potential. Both cannot exist at the same time, and so for their next EPs Revolt need to focus on their ability to write simple-but-infectious choruses, and drop the artistic integrity altogether. After all, Nickelback are a huge band even though their music isn't exactly intelligent.

Download: Rockstar, Rock'n'Roll All Day
For the fans of: Bullet Train Blast, Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver
Listen: Myspace

Release date April 2011

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