Oliver And The Attack Of The Lovely Review
The band has finished their self titled album, a six song EP released in May. The duo that make up the heartfelt tunes are Justin Sorenson (guitar) and Nick Ewald (drums), who rock out their music experience. With a Folk rock influence combined with Indie dance infusions, their music is upbeat and catchy.
Their first track called “Hello Moon” is an introduction to their set and considerably my favorite tune. To have such a melody that catches you right from the start is completely intuitive and makes me wonder if this might just be the most beautiful ode to the moon I have ever heard. The sources of inspiration they pull from are simply amazing.
The middle of the second track called “Catherine Rainy Skies” has a switch up in rifts you can whistle to with a fast pace progression of drum recordings and digs into your soul while you listen. For anyone who appreciates great lyrics, you can find them in the really happy notes of “Diamond Eyes”. When the song hits you, you might want to be tapping your feet. ”The Letter” is beautiful because it reminds me of the simple truths of love and the unknown feelings that are involved with the line “I wish I knew you better, oh so much better”. It feels established as a slow song but the guitar picks up with so much energy than what it begins with.
Every track has a hit of fluent rock and roll. As for originality, this album is complete bliss from beginning to end.
Not only is their music accomplished but they play local shows to keep up the live music for their fans. Being influenced by the beautiful chords of Arcade Fire and Death Cab For Cutie to name a few, these guys love to write songs. And who can blame them?