We’re glad to announce that Bergen, Norway-based rock band Electric High have released a new EP, entitled Walls Fall Down.
A high-voltage rock band influenced by artists such as Wolfmother, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath, Electric High go straight for the throat, fronted by two in-your-face lead singers while the band shoots out pure electric power. The members of Electric High hail from bands like Sahg, Faith Circus, and Emmerhoff & The Melancholy Babies, and include PV Staff (lead vocals), Olav Iversen (lead vocals), Marius Mørch (guitars), Einride Torvik (bass), and Tor Helge Opdahl (drums).
After releasing several tracks as singles throughout 2021, such as “Fire!” (our review here), “Populate the Moon” (our review here), and “Rough Diamond” (our review here)—as well as their most recent single, “Colorful White Lies” (our review here) earlier this year, Electric High are now back to tear down walls with their brand new EP, Walls Fall Down. The title track, “Walls Fall Down,” was recorded at Havnelageret Studio, Bergen, Norway, produced by Electric High, and mixed by Daniel Birkeland. The other four tracks on the EP were recorded in Solslottet Studio, Bergen, Norway, and produced by Electric High and Iver Sandøy.
The EP begins with the title track, which starts out as a breezy, melodic rock song driven by catchy guitar riffs and steady drumming. The song later launches into a powerful refrain, and then into a heavier bridge section; while after the compelling next verse and chorus, the bridge returns with electrifying bass and guitar solos. The track culminates in a powerful final chorus that truly gives the impression of walls falling down, before the memorable lead guitar theme nicely concludes the track. The previously-released track, “Rough Diamond,” is next on the EP, highlighted by a rolling guitar riff and soulful vocal melodies underscored by catchy rhythms to create an impressive classic rock sound.
The third song on the EP, like the title track, is newly released. “Have I Ever Let You Down?” begins quietly with tremolo-laden keyboard notes, drawing inspiration from the darker, more psychedelic moments of David Bowie. The song then takes a turn into a heavier direction with the first chorus, featuring doomy, Iommic guitar leads while the haunting Ozzy-like vocals from Olav Iversen and PV Staff perfectly accompany its eerie atmosphere. Gloomy keyboard and spiraling vocals bring the track further into a mesmeric horror rock sound, while the quieter verse later suddenly returns in a dynamic turn of events, before the chorus agains winds out of control wonderfully and chaotically to conclude the track.
The previously-released track “Fire!” then takes listeners in a decidedly different, but no less impressive and enjoyable, direction. With rapped verses bringing to mind bands from the ‘90s like the Beastie Boys coupled with very cool delay guitar effects recalling Rage Against The Machine, the choruses then build perfectly on the track’s joyous, unrestrained energy. “Populate the Moon” then brings the EP to a close, and like “Have I Ever Let You Down?” it is a highly dynamic track. Beginning with a quiet, strolling bassline and tremoloed guitar notes, the last song on the EP then brings listeners into powerfully fuzzy distortion during the bridges and choruses—and later into a psychedelic whirlwind of effects and noise, before the mysterious vocal and guitar melodies from the track’s beginning return in conclusion.
Walls Fall Down is a very impressive EP, highlighting not only the brilliant songwriting and superb musicianship of Electric High, but also their incredible musical versatility. While Electric High’s sound is generally rooted in hard rock influences, each track on Walls Fall Down succeeds in exploring a unique sound that reveals the wide scope of their music inspirations, demonstrating the band’s penchant for crafting amazing rock songs that continue to break new ground.
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