Album, Single and EP Reviews


  Black & White by Edits

Black & White cover art

Artist: Edits
Title: Black & White
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: MP3
Release Year: 2012

Another band seemingly determined to reside in the land of anonymity are Edits. About all I could find out about them was that they were a two piece band from somewhere near Manchester (probably). Their EP – “Black & White” – is not without merit however which makes their choice to hide in obscurity somewhat surprising.

It is true that the four songs on this EP do sound like demos with “Chemistry”, in particular, sounding in need of a good polish and it is equally true that doing what would be symphonic rock as stripped out acoustic songs could easily have sunk their ship. However, the songs themselves are actually quite good and there are the distinctly appealing female vocals to consider. Whoever she may be, she gets just the right amount of theatre into her performances to sprinkle glitter on those songs with “Someone Else’s Dreams” standing out as the lead track here but, in truth, nothing here actually disappoints.

Even though Edits currently lurk in the shadows of anonymity, I hope they choose not to remain there.

Available for download from Bandcamp.

Review Date: August 25, 2012