I met the guys of Bridge to Breakdown back in 2016 when they were playing on the same bill as my husband’s band, and we clicked immediately. These are some of the most down-to-earth and friendly guys I have ever met and I can’t wait to introduce them and their new EP to you all. Their EP is available for pre-order right now, with the release date of 01 October 2017!
Their EP is available for pre-order right now, with the release date of 01 October 2017!
Tayln (singer/guitarist), Malcolm (singer/guitarist), and Taylor (drummer) have known each other for many years, and Ian (bassist) is the newest member (as of 2016) to join the band. Together, they form a rock band with a unique style of Blues, Rock, Metal, and Alternative. The best comparison I can think of would be Rage Against the Machine (they are heavily influenced by Rage, and if you haven’t heard their cover of Killing in The Name Of then you are definitely missing out! #babyrage)
Let’s talk about their album, shall we? Cuz otherwise I will rave about these guys all day long I swear.Their first EP has four original songs on it and they don’t disappoint. If you’ve been to their shows before here in NC, then the songs will be familiar to you.
Ashes is the first song on the EP. It starts with a cool guitar riff and cymbal work and it’s a good intro to the song that lasts for a good minute and a half before Malcolm begins with the vocals. I feel that it is probably the most mellow of the four songs on the EP while still being a good display of their talent.
Power to the People is next on the EP, and it one of their better-known songs. It starts immediately with Malcolm at the vocals. I won’t lie, I’ve had to listen to them perform this song several times to get what Malcolm is saying because he sings it somewhat quickly. Tayln joins him on singing the chorus with his distinct vocals singing the title of the song while Malcolm continues with the message of the song. This is also a phenomenal display of their guitar talent throughout this song. Towards the end of the song Tayln shows off his vocal range in the chorus and it definitely catches your attention. The song has a strong message.
Rusted is a newer song that I am not as familiar with. I love the guitar in the beginning of the song and a good drum beat to get your head moving. Tayln sings on this song and again it’s a great display of his impressive range. He was operatically trained as a singer before B2B came to be. You know what else is impressive, watching Malcolm headbang to this song and not once trip over his guitar chord or pull it out of his guitar or his pedal board!
The last song on their EP is probably one of their most well-known songs, called Walk the Bridge. It’s got a catchy melody that encourages movement and head-banging and a great blend of their instruments. Something that I just noticed is about half-way through the song there is a good overlay of vocals between Tayln’s higher pitch and Malcolm’s lower notes. There is a great instrumental section that really displays Taylor’s talents as a drummer.
Congratulations to the boys and check the flyer below for their official release party and where you can find your copy of the self-titled release!