Review by Andy Houghton for MPM
Formed in 2012, Perfectparachutepicture (aka PPP) is an alt-rock band hailing from Sheffield and comprising duo Kyle Ernest (drums/lead vocals) and Edward James (bass). Their latest EP, ‘White Walls’, is due for release on July 2nd.
The opening title track immediately introduces you to the band’s sound – melodic yet powerful, blending distorted bass riffs and potent percussion to create a thrillingly high-energy backdrop to the punchy yet meticulously controlled vocals.
In contrast to the relatively slow-burn intro of ‘White Walls’, the following track ‘Idea’ hits you with high-octane rock from the very first bar, and doesn’t pause for breath at any point in its almost-three-minute running time. It’s exhilarating and exhausting (in a good way).
‘The Stream’ is more melodic, but no less intense. If there’s such a thing as a wall of sound, then this one can be seen from space. Closing track ‘Below’ continues the relentless energy, and showcases the band’s influences from the genres of alt rock, garage rock and punk.
Perhaps what’s most striking about PPP is how well-rounded and expansive their sound is – I’ve heard bands of twice the size producing only half the sound that these guys create. After almost a decade in the business, this rock duo are on top of their game. They’ve produced an outstanding EP with ‘White Walls’ and I’ve no doubt that even greater things lie ahead.
- White Walls
- The Stream
‘White Walls’ is released on July 2nd, 2021 by Kycker Music.