As December Falls When You Figure Out You’re Wrong, Get Back to Me EP Review
As December Falls When You Figure Out You’re Wrong, Get Back to Me EP is the latest release from Nottingham’s finest indie/punk foursome. Fronted by Bethany Curtis with Andre Hunter (guitar/vocals), Timmy Francis (bass) and Lukas James on drums, these young upstarts create a formidable sound over these five tracks.
When You Figure Out You’re Wrong is packed with upbeat pop-punk tracks but the tone is balanced with healthy dose of reality. This band was raised under the lightning bolt stormy skies of Nottingham, not along the sun-drenched coast of California. Just listen to the caustic tone when Bethany Curtis delivers her vocals and you know this is a band with attitude to balance their pop sensibilities.
That’s not to say that As December Falls are against having a good time. From the anthemic opener, Everything You Say through to the closer Always Set On Letting Go, this is a band that knows how to rock and these songs just beg to be played live in front of a packed crowd of pogo-ing people.
That’s not to say there’s not a surprise or two tucked among these five tracks. Don’t Say a Word slows the pace just a little to show this band isn’t afraid to mix things up a little. Things I (Don’t) Want shows commendable subtlety and the arrangement gives the song air to breathe and Bethany the chance to allow some fragility into her vocals. While the re-worked Capture is a significant advancement on the original version from last year – and that wasn’t bad.
So all in all a cracking blast from a promising band who are developing all the time. You can listen to When You Figure Out You’re Wrong, Get Back to Me EP at As December Falls Soundcloud page. Go on, give ’em a blast.
As December Falls When You Figure Out You’re Wrong, Get Back to Me EP (2016) Track Listing
1. Everything You Say
2. Don’t Say A Word
4. Things I (Don’t) Want
5. Always Set On Letting Go