Will it be fourth time lucky for The Audition? ‘Great Danger’ comes hot on the heels of last year’s ‘Self-Titled Album’, less than a year after it received an undeservingly underwhelming response. For many bands this would be a perilous case of quantity over quality, but frontman Danny Stevens’ voice remains as impressive as ever, with story-telling lyrics their forte. A mission statement is issued from the off with album opener ‘Let Me Know’, all smooth vocals and unusual timings, while lead single ‘You Ruined This’ is reminiscent of early The All-American Rejects but with The Audition’s trademark sound stomped all over it. With hooks abound and many danceable songs throughout, there’s still the occasional ballad. ‘Run Away’ still manages to soar without resorting to saccharine declarations or whinging, whereas the aptly titled ‘Final Adventure’ is a stormer of a song with crazy guitars and strangely R&B-esque vocals. It’s time The Audition attracted a little more attention for the individuality they have consistently crafted, if they can create fantastic albums this fast then there’s sure to be more to come.
It's a few days before they hit the UK for Slam Dunk Festival and a handful of their own shows, and to get your ready for their arrival, The Audition are giving fans the chance to download a new track entirely for free.
'Evil' is taken from the band's new EP 'Chapter II' (out June 11) and you can download it using the Soundcloud player below...
Here's a reminder of their UK dates:
26 - LEEDS University (Slam Dunk North)
27 - HATFIELD Hertfordshire University (Slam Dunk South)
28 - CARDIFF University (Slam Dunk Wales)
29 - SOUTHAMPTON Cellar
30 - BRIGHTON Hydrant