The New Rivals
Check out Mudsling, taken from The New Rivals EP named, Fire for Effect, the EP that’s building anticipation for the band’s forthcoming full-length debut, is a four-song punk rock assault, brimming with electric energy that will leave listeners aching for more.
Opener “Hell is for Heroes,” highlights Bevis’ impassioned vocals, unleashing subtly self-deprecating lyrical punches like: “Think with your head and not with your pistol / The rain isn’t hard it’s only a drizzle / I spit in the wind and I’m wet on the face / and I’m always the last one leading the race.”
“Mudslinging” is pure hyper energy. “It’s the ‘get off your ass and move’ song,” Hudson says of the track. “It’s balls-to-the-wall.” Next up is the ska-inspired “Hold Your Head,” one of the first songs the band ever wrote, which bounces and bounds out of the speakers with irresistibly danceable beats.
“Head to the Ceiling” is the only track on the EP that doesn’t find its way to the full-length. A straight-up rock n’ roll tune, led by a dark and dancey bass line, this track begs to be cranked to 11 in downtown dive bars.
The New Rivals are:
Toby Bevis – vocals
John Hudson – guitar
Ken Andersen – guitar
Tito McElvoy – bass
Joe Morrione - drums
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