With three EPs and a debut album already out there, Nottingham quartet Lacey are as ready as ever to breathe new life into the alt-rock scene with their shiny new EP titled ‘I Don’t Owe The World A Thing’. As if that wasn’t a big enough start to 2016, they’re also due to support Bowling For Soup on their upcoming UK tour in February!
You’re launched in immediately with opener ‘Shadow’, boasting bright guitar tones which heighten the uplifting brilliance of the vocals – a perfect example of an opening track that makes you want to hear more. Consistency is what follows with ‘Hoax’. Their youthful musical energy is aided by the drums in this one, adding the finishing touches to the flow of another catchy track. For fans of Lower Than Atlantis, ‘Take Me Home’ is a reflective, cleverly paced song which really displays Lacey’s talents as a whole. Definitely a personal favourite.
Unmistakably modern and choppy, the penultimate ‘Ghost While I’m Alive’ impresses with an infectious energy, massive vocals and anthemic structure. A song like this causes the ending track to come as a bit of a smack in the face (a good one, though) as the slow melancholy chords of piano simmer the record down to its closure but definitely leaves the door open for more.
Consistent, hardworking and already with a loyal following, the only questionable thing about Lacey is how they aren’t signed to a label yet. Nonetheless, I’ve got a good feeling that this year is going to be big for them.
Words by Phoebe Messenger (@kangaezu_)