Wim S. : Elevation Falls is a band from Ireland that has been together since 2012 but only now release their first full length album. And it is a self-financed album! The band played its first performance ever in 2013 during 'Vibe To Philo', the annual tribute festival in Dublin to one of the Irelands greatest rockers Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy. In 2014 the band recorded a video of the song 'Watching Over You' in which the mother of Phil Lynott - Philomena – also appeared. Then the first EP appeared in 2015, after which the band took the time to work in peace on their first album.
It all revolves primarily around frontwoman and singer Hazel Jade; her voice is dominant in the music of Elevation Falls. And that is by no means annoying because Ms. Jade has a fine voice. I was afraid that we would hear (again) a clone of Blues Pills, but luckily that is not the case. Of course there are some songs that sound a lot like Blues Pills ('Never Be Me', 'Cheating Woman', Souls Burning '), but the music of Elevation Falls is much more exciting and better structured. Songs like 'Dream Of Me' are not only beautifully composed, they are also well played. The band has two excellent guitarists - Young and Shields - but does not have a regular drummer yet. On this CD the drum parts were played by Korey Thomas and he did an excellent job. The band occasionally really rocks as in 'Vultures' and the uplifting 'Armies Rising', which certainly benefits the variation in the song material. The album concludes with the fragile 'What Will Be', with beautiful vocals by Jade, beautiful backing vocals and beautiful strings by Kenneth Rice. Very nice. Beautiful debut album of a band that deserves to find a record label.