There Will Be Fireworks
Because, Because


3.5
great

Review

by Nick Mongiardo CONTRIBUTOR (74 Reviews)
February 17th, 2014 | 152 replies | 2,107 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The calm before the storm.

There Will Be Fireworks always has a way of creating a wonderful mood while listening to their music. The reason Because, Because's successor got the reception it did was for just this very reason and their pleasant but brief EP is no exception. However, Because, Because essentially gives us a little taste of what we will hear on The Dark, Dark Bright and it shows that the band still has a ways to go in terms of maturing. Aside from a section of average production and occasionally lackluster vocals, their EP is certainly an enjoyable listen for anyone who loves pleasant upbeat music. Rest assured, you will without a doubt feel fantastic while listening to this.

"Harmonium Song" immediately foreshadows the entire sound of their EP. Driven by a simple but nonetheless effective piano melody and beautiful guitar riffs, "Harmonium Song" soars in its feel good mood and its typically soothing vocals from Nicky McManus. This mood flows perfectly into its succeeding track "This Feels Like" with the albums best lyrics and undeniably catchy vocals. Nicky gives an extremely enjoyable performance and the piano along with some textured guitar riffs convey the message about dwelling on words you said in the past. Both of these songs are undeniably the highlights of their EP and do not disappoint. The song structures are also more straightforward and we see almost no essences of post rock builds or crescendos and instead we have very accessible songs that are more chilled out than songs like "Here Is Where" or "Colombian Fireworks." Even though this is not a bad thing by any means, Because, Because's second half leaves a little more to be desired.

"From '84" and "In Excelsis Deo" are certainly not bad songs as a whole. However, both of them present the EP's obvious flaws. In "From '84," Nicky gives a disappointingly pitchy performance and there is nothing much going on in the song as a whole other than an acoustic guitar riff. "In Excelsis Deo" for the most part is a great song that utilizes strings and a fantastic build, but once the guitar kicks into high gear, it's extremely fuzzy and doesn't go well with the strings. It for the most part kills the mood, sounds a little iffy in the mix, and doesn't feel natural. Aside from this slightly disappointing conclusion, Because, Because showcases solid work from There Will Be Fireworks. Their maturity hasn't peaked yet, but vast amounts of potential are shown here and they will soon make a name for themselves and grow into something breathtaking two years later. Aside from some typical "up and coming bands" flaws, Because, Because will please anyone who loves chilled out acoustic songs and the typical indie sound.



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Green Baron
February 17th 2014



18187 Comments


Still gotta jam dark dark bright

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014



9135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yea do it dude

avonbarksdale221
February 17th 2014



8072 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice review Mongi, agree with most of this. In Excelsis Deo could have been one of their absolute best songs if the climax had been better like you pointed out. The live version >

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014



9135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks man. Yea they just needed to come into their own. Which they did haha

avonbarksdale221
February 17th 2014



8072 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

in a big fucking way. their potential is infinite, just imagine what they could come out with next.

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014



9135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Just my thoughts man I'm fucking pumped for their future!

avonbarksdale221
February 17th 2014



8072 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

now all we need is a world tour!

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014



1501 Comments


Dark dark bright is phenomenal. Still gotta jam this, you listen to laughing stock yet man?

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014



9135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

One of my digs man! Other than the first track being kinda boron it's amazing.

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014



1501 Comments


Hmm.. The first song is one of my favorites on the album! Haha but I'm into that slow boring stuff so that's probably why. But I'm glad you liked it!

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014



9135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yea bro new grass is amazing

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014



1501 Comments


Love new grass.

Green Baron
February 18th 2014



18187 Comments


Runeii though

Wadlez
February 18th 2014



3824 Comments


Seems you all dig Talk Talk, should check Bark Psychosis.

Rowan5215
February 18th 2014



24415 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Awesome review mongi although I wouldn't use the phrase "a little iffy"
Otherwise pos'd OH WAIT YOU'RE CONTRIB, pos'd in spirit

InfamousGrouse
February 18th 2014



3201 Comments


band will never be big enough for a world tour, nobody even knows who they are in Scotland

Digging: Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank

Rowan5215
February 18th 2014



24415 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Gotta believe in the power of Sputnik

avonbarksdale221
February 18th 2014



8072 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's a sad reality, ey Grouse. I suppose they'll come to Australia the same time that Laura Stevenson will.

Rowan5215
February 18th 2014



24415 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, but these dudes >>>

avonbarksdale221
February 18th 2014



8072 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Probs yeah. L Dopa > any Fireworks song though.



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