It’s been a while since I’ve had the good fortune of reviewing and album for Lucy Out Loud. Luckily for me, I return with the opportunity to review The Vernons’ EP, Volume 1. The Vernons are a four piece Rock N’ Blues band from The Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, though listening to them you’d think they were straight out the East Coast of America.
The first song on the EP is “Shake N Roll”, a song that hits you in the face with blues right from the start. Like the entire album, the song has a strangely classic sound to it; you may even swear this is a band from the 70’s, while also finding a connection with the modern Rock N’ Blues bands that have been making waves over the last few years.
“Standing in Line” is the second track and the first single on the EP, complete with a music video that I recommend checking out. Listening to the song, it is clear that this is the track to push. It is the kind of song that you’ll be embarrassingly singing in your car with no regard for anyone watching. You won’t be able to ignore the need to dance, sway, and sing along.
“White Wine” and “Mercy” round out the album and continue the slightly funky, heavily blues inspired, fun rock sound found on the previous tracks. What I enjoy most about this EP is that the four songs are clearly similar, but are just slightly different enough to show that the band doesn’t ride one particular sound.
I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoyed this EP, truly fantastic. This is the kind of album that can reach wide age and genre ranges. Don’t be surprised at all if you hear a lot more from The Vernons in the years to come.
Release Date: September 6th, 2013
Runtime: ≈13 minutes
1. Shake N Roll
2. Stand in Line
3. White Win
The Vernons are:
Jonny Nyst – Guitar / Vocals
James Nikiforides – Guitar
Hugh Tait – Bass
Elliot Gooch – Drums
Written By: Mark Northern