The Alternative rock scene is filled with cookie-cutter, dime-a-dozen bands that seem to be writing almost formulaic tunes; that is about to change. With the release of their six song debut EP, The Static Seas, Alt-Rockers Throwing Color are well on their way to proving that they can stand out in a genre that has become increasingly packed with watered down, ordinary, run of the mill acts.
All six of the tracks on this disc are solid high-energy, melodic, alternative/pop tunes that are quite enjoyable to listen to. Solid musicianship abounds, as does the capability of writing fantastic hook driven approachable music with universal themes that the listener can easily relate to. The band’s bio describes The Static Seas as “a journey through overcoming addictions.” “Even the name, ‘Throwing Colour,’ it’s taking everything dark and makes it bright again.”
I am particularly fond of “Empty Space,” which on top of being a solid rocking tune features a really catchy chorus that kind of draws you in and stays with you long after the tune is over. “How To Feed A Skeleton” is also a very good tune that I can easily see being played in regular rotation on airwaves across the country.
Overall, The Static Seas is a good, solid debut, albeit all too short (clocking in at just over 20 minutes), and fans of Alternative music will not be disappointed in the least. I think Throwing Color is a band that we are sure to hear more from in the very near future. Keep your eyes out for these guys they are destined for bigger and better things.
01. Empty Frames
02. The Weather Patterns
03. Let It Out
04. All I Know
05. The Static Sea
06. How To Feed A Skeleton
Run Time: 23:47
Release Date: January 21, 2009