Formed from the ashes of Welsh band Hondo Maclean, Between Waves are a very different kettle of fish altogether. Dealing in more melodic, haunting alternative rock from previous incarnation, Paperchain is a solid taster from a band who, if we’re going off these five tracks alone, are heading in the right direction.

Sitting on the darker side of the alt-rock fence, the female-fronted outfit ply their material with epic melodies, haunting vocals and driving metallic guitars. Fronted by Helen Page, the Welsh group have a vocalist who fits their dark, gritty rock perfectly. As the band blend soothing passages with harder alt-rock riffing, Page’s vocals float effortlessly over the top of the material whether it be the soaring “Paperchain” or the calmer “Fathoms,” a track which eases this EP to a dramatic conclusion.

While it is still early days for this Welsh collective, Paperchain displays a lot to be excited about so, as the old saying goes, watch this space.

Track Listing:

01. Paperchain
02. Revelation
03. Place To Fall
04. Deciever
05. Fathom

Run Time: 21:06
Release Date: October 23, 2015

Check out the video for “Paperchain” here.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.