With a hint of coincidence Hermosa Pier have arrived with a collection of records to show off their identity as a band through their new EP ‘Words to myself. The band started their journey at Birmingham University where they felt a hint of opportunity in their final performance but this wasn’t realised until a Facebook post led them to reunite and release a successful single a year later.
The first track on the EP with a smooth and classy rhythm ‘Out of sight out of mind’ is like a radiant flower blooming at the first sight of summer. The chorus is majorly catchy, Holly gives a great vocal display of tortured lyrics and this was brought to home the most when “I’ve been waiting up all night” was sung out loud. A very solid indie pop track that has a touch of soul vibe to it.
We love an interesting guitar section within the beginning of a record and when Dom Hawthorn opens up ‘Passing Tide’ the notes draw you in and keep your attention, this track is proof that Hermosa Pier have evolved into a very polished and synchronised band in a short time.
I got goosebumps when listening to ‘Words to myself’, the raw and honest contrast of this track shows the ability of Hermosa Pier to adapt and explore new sounds and direction in their music in the future.
Hermosa Pier tease us by leaving the stand out track of the EP till last; ‘Dreaming without you’ takes everything that is great about the tracks before, and combines them into one song, this track is so current and radio friendly that you can see radio DJ's adding it to their playlists all over the place.
Hermosa Pier possesses a dramatic 70’s sound backed up with story telling lyrics and an 80’s flair of rock pop guitar riffs. The band will be going places with raw tracks that are certain to turn heads!
Written by Kess Anthony