eaststrikewest were a six piece band from Essex.
‘We’re important and we keep the city running. We’re important, we’re important, we’re important…’ was their sophomore release.
Debut album ‘wolvves’ was well received by the music press and fans alike. Tours followed with the likes of This Will Destroy You and Junius as well as festival appearances at the likes of Hevy and Rhythms of the World.
In the highly combustible studio environment, eaststrikewest imploded before the album was mixed. ‘We’re Important…’ was finalised by Jason Sanderson.
Deemed too good to not be heard by the general public, this heady mix of lofty ambition, anxiety and sharply honed creativity serves as a befitting eulogy to the band that was eaststrikewest.
An album full of surprises, eaststrikewest excel at doing the unexpected.
An 8 track release, eaststrikewest flex their muscles in every aspect. Blending Post rock with indie, alternative with classic, vocals and instrumentals, you could think that the album be bound to fail, however the variety in aspects is executed extremely well. Each track sounds whole, and each instrument has its place within the tracks. The vocals add an hint of edginess, the strings add delicacy, which could have seemed at a juxtapose to the monolithic rhthyms, but the resulting tracks are ones that will have you turning the volume up and tapping your feet with an inner fury.
released April 4, 2012
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