Likes Lions
Future Colour


3.5
great

Review

by rosa sucks USER (1 Reviews)
January 1st, 2012 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: a somewhat clumsy, but ultimately satisfying circle-jerk of influences

Likes Lions rarely sound like they are their own band. When a band wears its influences so heavily on its sleeve, as Likes Lions do on their debut EP Future Colour, it shouldn't work (and occasionally in this case, it doesn't). But what makes Future Colour worth a listen are just who influences them: Minus the Bear, Incubus, dredg, American Football. I even detected a post-rock swell or two. Its influences are both its biggest strength and its biggest weakness.

Take opening track Author, Dreamweaver, Visionary for example. It starts out with a very National-esque drum beat, which quickly leads into a short guitar burst that wouldn't sound out of place on a This Town Needs Guns (or American Football) song, then transitions to a short pop-punk chorus consisting of gang vocals, then during the bridge the vocalist pays homage to Morning View era Incubus, before...well, you get the picture.

The reliance on influences isn't nearly as clumsy on the final track, Badminton. Starting with an impressive midwest-emo guitar line (there's that American Football influence again), it slowly evolves until it incorporates piano and strings in what ends up being one of the most satisfying closing songs I've heard all year.

If you enjoy any of the bands Likes Lions are influenced by, this is undoubtedly worth a listen. It can be listened to for free on their bandcamp page. Otherwise, just download Badminton.


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ohfoxxxycole
January 1st 2012


4353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

http://likeslions.bandcamp.com/

Restrikted
January 1st 2012


1889 Comments


Wish it was longer, but certainly not bad for a first

TheVoiceAndTheSnake
January 1st 2012


3663 Comments


decent review for your first time, I'll pos

Blackbelt54
January 1st 2012


4276 Comments


pos'd, pretty good review

TheFonz123
January 1st 2012


2793 Comments


good review

ohfoxxxycole
January 1st 2012


4353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thanks, i had a lot of trouble with this.
reviewing music is hard

Restrikted
January 1st 2012


1889 Comments


^^^ I agree completely

pizzamachine
January 1st 2012


12572 Comments


I didn't know you could review! Pizza is proud.

ohfoxxxycole
January 1st 2012


4353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

appreciate it, pizza.

criticism, constructive or otherwise, is welcome

Symmetry
January 1st 2012


43 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The band name is Likes Lions, not Like Lions.

ohfoxxxycole
January 1st 2012


4353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah i caught that a second ago, waiting on mods to change it

bdh2
January 2nd 2012


7 Comments


It was short and sweet, although I think it would be better as previously stated if it were a tad longer.

ohfoxxxycole
January 4th 2012


4353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is worth checking out, guys

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 20th 2014


13468 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

forgot i did this

tommygun
January 20th 2014


25434 Comments


who's the pretty girl in ohfoxxxycole's prof pic

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 20th 2014


13468 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

laura stevenson :3

tommygun
January 20th 2014


25434 Comments


:o dint even recognise her!

should i hear this?

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 20th 2014


13468 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

their second ep is better but yea on a lazy sunday give the newer one a proper jam you might dig

tommygun
January 20th 2014


25434 Comments


roger that

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 20th 2014


13468 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

really big fans of mtb and real cool guys hope ya dig



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