Every summer it seems that I discover one album that ends up on an endless loop on my car stereo as I head for the beach after a hard day at the office. So far this summer I hadn’t found one of this awesome legacy (okay it’s no Grammy Award, but it’s not exactly dodgy either), but now I think I may have just found the right album. She Draws The Heart Out Of My Love is a great new EP from Gold Coast four piece Scarlet Kill, and it just may well be my favourite album of the summer.
The EP gets off to a catchy start with opening track Mix It Up. This is a track that has hit single written all over it, catchy enough to guarantee radio play, a familiar sound not too dissimilar to Blink 182 but also has enough edge to indicate that this is a talented band with a great future ahead of them. Mix It Up also reveals something that is very obvious throughout the whole album – these guys know how to deliver one hell of a melody.
The slowed down sections of Irresistible really expose some great vocal work from lead singer Will Tyler while the work of his brother, Mitch on guitar really brings a grunt to this song that is somewhat unexpected. The band really shows what they have on offer though with Jumping Ship. Knowing that three members of Scarlet Kill are brothers comes as no surprise once you’ve heard this great track. Their music is tight; nothing ever seems out of place even with the mix up of two vocalists through this track. In fact that one little thing lifts this track to a whole another level.
Don’t Wake Up is a slowed down acoustic track that certainly wouldn’t seem out of place on any love mix tape (do the young ‘uns still do those?) while final track Shylock reveals a maturity to this band that is well and truly above their years. There is so much going on musically with this track that you would think it seems cluttered… yet it doesn’t. Everything flows and fits together nicely, and you are left with a track that sounds a little like Motor Ace with some fantastic guitar work that really stays with you after the track has ended.
Two things hit me after listening to She Draws The Heart Out Of My Love – this is one of my albums of the summer, and I can’t wait to see these guys live (so it’s a good thing they are touring very soon). Amazing sound, amazing band… these guys are a band to watch.