TERN- Tern E.P.
Grunge fans everywhere have asked the same question for some time:
what in the name of all that is holy has happened to Eddie Vedder? I
am proud to reveal that he might just be alive and well and living in
Huntingdon. Or at least his cousin twice removed is, singing in a four-piece
called Tern who have just released a homage to all things Seattle in
the form of a brandspanking E.P.
Although I would understand if at first you don't believe me. As much
as I too love Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains, etc., etc., no amount of
wishful thinking or outstanding musicianship is going to make opening
track "You Owe Me" sound any less like Nickelback or Staind.
Passionate anthemic rock at its best, mature music lovers will wet their
pants in synchrony whilst listening to this, but that does not make
it cool. And let out a huge sigh of relief that the following tracks
sound nothing near similar. Cleverly and catchily designed to bring
back the age of the go-go dancer, tracks such as "Sleeping Awake"
prove that Tern are obviously slaves to melody, not to mention the beat,
and the purely simple energetic rock and roll which they so masterfully
produce is laced with an unavoidable sexiness, inviting their listeners
to stay up all night with them and drink too much whiskey. The shameless
groupies should be clamouring for more.