The problem with bands like A Will Away is that their cocktail of pop, emo and indie ends up sounding like the musical equivalent of cheap vanilla ice-cream – extremely bland with little taste or flavour. Bliss, while not be a bad example of what the genre holds, also doesn’t present anything different to what the rest of this genre offers.

While there is an obvious ability to write a decent song and there is plenty of emotion in Matt Carlson’s lyrics on tracks like “Cheap Wine,” there is little on Bliss to raise the pulse above a murmour. To define Bliss as easy listening would be an understatement but it’s also a fairly accurate one, the problem is that while A Will Away write the kind of indie/emo rock that just calmly washes over you making little fuss, it does very little, if anything at all, to really command your attention.

Track Listing:

01. Play Dead
02. My Sitter
03. Cheap Wine
04. Ten or Eleven
05. Be Easy

Run Time: 15:52
Release Date: November 13, 2015

Check out the track “My Sitter” 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.