28 Double are an up-and-coming 4 piece hard rock/groove band from Derby, UK. Built on a foundation of dirty riffs, 28 Double’s soaring, catchy melodies would appeal to fans of Alter Bridge, Shinedown and Tremonti. Their eagerly anticipated second EP ‘Risen’ was released on the 26th of May this year.
The EP opens with ‘Break’, an explosion of catchy riffs and a memorable, contagious vocal line from frontman Nick Ward. There are some nice harmonies and the powerful addition of group vocals gives this song an anthem-like feel. It’s a strong opener and leaves the listener hungry for more. The title track ‘Risen’ features next, with another irresistible chorus making it impossible for fans not to get involved, and we are also treated to some impressive work from guitarist Rob Tallant. You can view 28 Double’s new music video for the track here!
The third track, ‘Feel it the Most’ soon became a favourite of mine, with some interesting hooks, abrupt changes in pace, some more atmospheric passages and some elevated vocals which really demonstrate Ward’s range. This is followed by ‘2Sides’, a more relaxed and even track, with strong, pulsing rhythm from drummer Josh Woodhouse. The closing track ‘Blow the Day Away’ begins with an endearing bass-line from Keiran Agnew, who in a recent line-up change has been followed by bassist Gav Archer, and some bluesy guitar before hitting us with the dirty riff we have been waiting for. This track is great for the end of the album as it summarises everything we enjoy about 28 Double, and leaves us feeling very satisfied.
28 Double are a band to watch out for! I would strongly recommend going to see them if you get the chance. 28 Double succeed in making everything dirtier, heavier and catchier in their live show, and give a very powerful performance!