The Hell Butterfly

Project Spotlight #6

Keeping to the theme of Music May, I have here a local band to shine a spotlight on. They are an Indie Rock band and they go by the name of Propeller.Image

Tom Keith – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Adam Drewery – Drums
Lewis Gerry – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Gareth Thomasson – Bass, Backing Vocals

Formed on April 16th 2013, this foursome have quickly gained popularity and I am glad to say I am among the fans. They have only been together for about a year, and yet the promise they show speaks for itself.

Propeller have played a number of local shows, including Battle of the Bands in which they won a number of heats. They are now in the final on May 15th and I wish them all the best with that. Not only have they been busy on the live action front, they have also produced their first EP, Fearsome Fables of Sunday Afternoons, and I must say it is pretty darned incredible. Click on the dooblydoo to be taken straight to the EP page where you can listen to it on Soundcloud and then purchase the EP in physical form once you realise you love it:

Hear a sample of their live performance here:

ImageNot satisfied by my word only? Then check out a review of the EP:

Propeller are a South West based band consisting of Tom Keith (Vocals / Rhythm Guitar) , Lewis Gerry (Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals), Gareth Thomasson (Bass / Backing Vocals) and Adam Drewery (Drums). Fearless Fables of a Sunday Afternoon (7/10) is their first EP release.

The EP kicks off with “No Matter Where” which features fast paced verses,a laid back catchy chorus, overdriven guitars, foot stomping bass and drums. Special mention goes to Lewis’s high backing vocals which suit the song and his amazing solo towards the end of the song; a great start to the EP.

“Shine a Light” is the highlight of the EP, a very catchy tune with intricate guitar work, massive riffs, attitude and lead singers Tom Keith’s smooth vocals leading the way.Image

The EP is consistently fun with the ska infused “Do or Die” (which hints at the heavier nature of their live performance); the Clash era brit punk of “Dance With Me”and the dirty funky baseline of meandering “Astronauts”.

Production wise the EP is a little rough round the edges (which adds to it overall charm) and it would nice to hear some more of the harder edge the band bring to their excellent live performances.

This is a great summer EP, packed full of charm, bright guitars, abundant energy and catchy songs which will appeal to fans of Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, Biffy Clyro and The Libertines.
ImageCurrently they are working on getting into Q Magazine. The final track on their EP, Astronauts, is up for rating, and if you like what you’ve heard so far, or just want to show your support for an ambitious local band, then head over here to listen to it and rate the track five stars. It would mean a lot to the band to get this opportunity so let’s show our support.

ImageAll images and information are courtesy of Facebook, the Propeller Official Site and the Propeller Youtube page.


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