I can't help but think when listening to the self-titled debut EP by Droids that if they had been around 10 years ago they would have been selling out venues and headlining festivals by now! There is an air of Thrice, early Biffy Clyro and QOTSA about this. This is by no means a bad thing; in their heyday, these bands had such an iconic sound and were regularly my go-to bands on the old CD player. During my first listen to Droids I was instantly flooded with a rush of nostalgia for the music I listened to back then, and have happily had their EP on repeat all day.
Their track 'Recognizer' has definitely hit me the hardest. There is a wonderful flow to the track, and reminds me a lot of Rival Schools. Droids has given me the opportunity to realise that not everyone has to blindly rush forward all the time; if the music was good back then, why not keep playing it? Just because this style of music was at its peak around 10 years ago, doesn't mean that it's dated. I find it exhilarating to hear bands these days recreate a similar sound and let it evolve with their own unique twist on it.
Their EP is available to download on Bandcamp, and they are touring in November. No dates in Scotland, but I'm hoping they will rectify this SOON! This is a band I know they will appeal to so many rock fans from different subgenres. Droids are ones to watch out for, it's gonna be exciting to see what they get up to next!
Posted: Wed 31 October 2012