With their latest EP, ‘Sounds Of The Written Word’, it is no doubt East Midlands rockers Eva Plays Dead don’t lack confidence or swagger. Tracks like ‘Wonderland’ contain some stellar riffs, strong hooks and in Tiggy Dockertay, a powerful, domineering vocalist who helplessly steals the spotlight.
Their style is through and through hard rock. Its loud, raucous, punchy and raw. But who and what has influenced Eva Plays Dead to become who they are? Well thankfully they gave us the low down on 5 influential albums.
The Pretty Reckless – Going To Hell
An album full of attitude, passion and filled with big riffs – this album pushed us in the final stages to add some sultry touches to ‘Sounds Of The Written Word’ to take it to a slightly darker place.
Slash feat Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators – Apocalyptic Love
There isn’t much to say about Slash which people won’t know already. This album (and linked song in particular – That intro riff!) played a big part in the writing ‘We Ain’’t A Family’.
Halestorm – The Strange Case Of…
This album is a good old back to basics, LOUD rock and roll record. Lzzy’s ‘Don’t Give A Fuck’ attitude (worryingly similar to Tig’s) carries across massively in this album and brings it all right back down to earth.
LostAlone – I’m A UFO In This City
A masterpiece of an album from a band which were 30 minutes away from us (RIP). Big vocals. Even bigger riffs. One second it feels like your speakers are about to explode and the next it is all stripped back to a punk rock riff on one guitar. This kind of instrumentation really pushed is to explore the dynamics within our songs such as ‘Live Again.’
Black Stone Cherry – Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea
Similar to Halestorm’s album, it’s a straight to the point rock album with really honest lyrics. We’ve always been about the riffs and Tig’s autobiographical approach to writing lyrics so we couldn’t ignore listening to this one when it came out.
‘Sounds of The Written Word’ EP by Eva Plays Dead is out on now on Soundhub Records.