Lonely the Brave
The Day's War


4.0
excellent

Review

by NorwichScene USER (12 Reviews)
September 2nd, 2014 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Time to take a journey..

Lonley The Brave are one of the most talked about newcomers in the UK at the moment along with the likes of Royal Blood and Marmozets (who are amazing live!).

"The Day's War" is the Cambridge UK five-piece debut album. Having already supported the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Deftones, it has been a nice stepping stone into the limelight. Lonely the Brave's sound is somewhere between There will be Fireworks (singing with an English accent), You Me at Six and Elbow.

The album is filled with hopeful, heart-swelling rock anthems throughout and matched perfectly with frontman David Jakes's clever lyrics. Each song leads into the next making it a cohesive record and not just a collection of songs.

The epic choruses within 'Deserter' of "I see clear and I see that I want you" and 'Backroads' "I'll be the sky and you be the bird" will have you singing along in no time.

The band are searching for optimism throughout and in the highlight track of the album 'The Blue, the Green' this really shows with the lyrics "I wanna know what it's like, so I can feel it inside." Dave's evocative bellowing vocals are mesmerising before the shimmering guitars come in building up in a euphoric guitar solo. I haven't heard anything this good since last years There Will be Fireworks outstanding song 'River'.

By the end of the album you will feel like you have been on a journey you want to relive by listening to every song again. Although album sales are at a 3 year low, with new British bands such as Lonely the Brave, Royal Blood, Mallory Knox and Marmozets etc currently releasing records the future is looking bright for British rock music.



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zakalwe
September 2nd 2014


29127 Comments


Will give this a whirl.

In among them new bands Slaves have to be mentioned.
I thought "here we go yet another two piece, two bob outfit" but they are one of the most exciting new bands I've heard in years and can genuinely be called "punk"

zakalwe
September 2nd 2014


29127 Comments


Yep this is Insipid shite.
Dude check.

Slaves
Youth Man
The Wytches

Unrelenting rock from young uns, that has the grit, energy, spirit, bile and is proper.

NorwichScene
September 3rd 2014


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Will check, thanks

NorwichScene
September 3rd 2014


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Here is the video for that song: http://youtu.be/fk2phEP7AWU

NorwichScene
September 8th 2014


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

So close to a 5. Love every song

Spokklett
September 10th 2014


125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great album, packed with really well executed, uplifting and involving tracks.

NorwichScene
September 10th 2014


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Seeing them live again next month. Will be better now I know the lyrics. Dave is a strange frontman, sings sideways to the

crowd throughout

nononsense
September 11th 2014


3512 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Brilliant album

NorwichScene
September 11th 2014


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Sure is. I haven't listened to hardly anything else since that came out

NorwichScene
October 10th 2014


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

New video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjgBO6_fqFc&sns=em

NorwichScene
October 19th 2014


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Have a listen to this Sputnik. Awesome album!

thacoconut94
December 12th 2014


1497 Comments


I have just seen the video for victory line and it may be the best music video I have ever seen. Will 100% buy this album, song was very very good. I also typed "lonely the beav" 3 times before I finally got lonely the brave out haha

NorwichScene
December 15th 2014


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Every song is great. I like that video, sucks my bro is now starting chemo

: (

NorwichScene
March 7th 2015


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Update.. Bro got all clear this week! Beat cancer's ass : )

henryChinaski
April 2nd 2017


4290 Comments


Fuck man, this is pretty great. Their 2016 album is among my Spotify recommendations, but I thought I should check out their debut first.

Digging: Leif Vollebekk - New Ways

NorwichScene
April 2nd 2017


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Debut is much better

TPM
August 25th 2019


7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album is special

NorwichScene
August 26th 2019


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Agreed. Shame they disbanded



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