TATTERED

By: Caitlin Hoffman
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


They reek of rock. The only thing I demand is that they make it louder.

Who? Tattered. Where? Olds, Alberta. (That’s right, these fellas rent in my province!) What? A gentle thunder. A pinch of punk, a pint of rock, and two heaping teaspoons of screamo.

I see in Tattered a decisive, ambitious group, consisting of four gentlemen talented in their own rights. Can’t form an opinion on their live act as I’ve never been to a show, but as they say on their blog, “The band is just itching to get back on stage.” That’s what I like to hear.

Theirs is not necessarily a style reduced to commercial appeal. Rather, I see them thriving with an indie label, a company that won’t suffocate them within realms of superficiality. No matter what, they need to always strike forward in the creative direction that they see fit. They can’t let anyone tell them how their band is supposed to sound, feel, or be.

They haven’t yet a video I can proudly cut and paste, but I will leave you with the emotionally fuelled Lies. The vocals are radio quality, the guitar has brutal control, and it’s all pieced together with a rough, well-rounded edge.

LISTEN: Lies by Tattered (Audio)

[Tattered Online]

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