Remark has a sound that combines ‘90s grunge and alternative bands such Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, and current bands like Title Fight, Balance and Composure, and Violent Soho. The band released their second EP, ‘Keep Running’, on April 17, which includes four songs in total of which two are covers by artists Tears for Fears and Alex Clare.
‘Keep Running’ kicks off with “Comeback”, which sets the tone for the record with a catchy melody combined with the sound of singer Yanas’ voice as he belts out “I feel like an absolute reject / I’m leaving just to come back,” to kick off each chorus.
“Purple Haze” sounds like it could have appeared on the Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’ with it’s big blaring guitar riffs combined with the voice. And for the two remaining numbers, and as mentioned covers, Remark give a pretty refreshing treatment to Tears for Fears’ classic “Shout”, and Alex Clare’s “Too Close.”
‘Keep Running’ is a fitting name for the album, as there is something great to offer in each track that feels optimistic. It’s one of those releases you can play from beginning to end and not have to skip around. Remark should be poised for great things in 2018 and beyond, and could give listeners’ ears a little taste of heaven of on earth. Stream the EP here.