Artists like Paris’ Holbrook solidify why we make it a point to listen to everything that comes across our digital desk. It was lead single “Nari Nari” that hooked us and the rest of the Aliens EP that compelled us to blather on about Holbrook whose music combines a Rawk and Indie aesthetic with some Post-Punk tendencies and a splash of Electro for a potent mix that’s as dynamic as it is diverse.
“Nari Nari”, while a good indicator of what’s to come, barely scratches the surface of the lunacy that’s headed to your earholes. Starting with a tender thumping, a bouncing bass, subtle screams from the guitar that also glisten and a smooth vocal delivery that acts like a calming presence through it all, “Nari Nari” is the perfect gateway drug to the rest of what Aliens holds (And you can read even more on this one in our previously posted Singles! review here).
“Borders” is both airy and spacey and exhibits a penchant for Electro Rawk that could be on any record by The Faint or Ladytron then gets hit with some funky bass lines to take the track into a whole other musical dimension while “Fantasy” is like being in a Medieval, ahem, fantasy world complete with some Lute-like guitar pluckings before transforming into a low end stomper that shines and struts. “Chin Up” is kind of a quintessential closing track as it just gives off all the feels of an ending of some sort as the guitars seemingly speak to one other before the vocals are ushered in like an ethereal presence followed by the rhythm section that exquisitely intertwines and moves towards a fitting resolution.
Aliens is out now and can be found in a variety of formats, along with all of the social media links to keep yourself in-the-know regarding all things Holbrook, when you head here.