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Conor Fynes
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3 stars 'Tempest Of Mutiny' - Phideaux (Single)

Art rock ensemble Phideaux has released this single digitally, as a way to bridge the gap between studio albums. This music is by no means new, however. When discovering Phideaux a few years ago, 'Tempest Of Mutiny' was one of the first tracks I ever delved into on their Myspace, and what a welcome introduction to the band, it was.

Screaming an influence of '70s progressive hard rock and wearing it on it's shoulder, 'Tempest Of Mutiny' is a track revolving around the treks and excursions of pirates; and the maritime flair shines through the song. Some nasal, yet pleasant (as always) vocals from Phideaux Xavier drives the melody of this song; which is upbeat, intelligent and has a fair dose of 'epic' to boot.

'Tempest Of Mutiny' clocks in at over eight minutes, implying that it is a pretty involved piece of music. What it feels like to me however, is a pop song that was drawn out a bit more than it should have been. There is a very defined 'chorus' and 'verse' section, but all of this is interspersed by different instrumental variations of the theme, which can tire out the song after a few listens.

In any case, an interesting track and a great song to listen to, to get into the music and talent of Phideaux.

Conor Fynes | 3/5 |


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