‘Revolt’ – The Debut EP From The Brooding Future Faces.

Future Faces – Geneva, Switzerland.

In regard to its original purveyors, Post-Punk is genre I have never really felt immersed by. It’s a genre whose influence and stylistics I thoroughly adore and champion within their influence on contemporary variations of the genre however, as well as on the Punk and Indie of the now.

With Future Faces and their debut RevoltĀ the band take the French ‘Cold-Wave‘ variant of the genre and twist it to their own Geneva convention. No apologies for that pun will be given.

The band forsake the more British orientated ironically playful gloom and opt for a more drawn-out and progressive sound, rife with repetition but thoroughly engaging and broodingly alluring at the same time.

‘Embraces’ is enveloped in reverb. The looming guitars despite their little polishing have such an inviting dark-croon that their simplicity in the lead work matters not. The playful bass you’d expect from Post-Punk simply sounds depressed as it barely holds on to the almost lightless aesthetic the band champion.

Vocally speaking the clarity is a slight negative point due to its subdued nature but that is more of a problem on the early stages of the record than it is on the latter, as by the end you are fully immersed. The band in many ways take cues from the likes of Post-Rock in their drawn-out songs and easily stand to impress progressive music fans.

In truth I am finding it very difficult to dissect this release as I normally would. This is from no bad part via myself or the band, rather a result of how deeply immersive this EP is. I cannot take myself out of it enough to look upon it, for I am stuck dwelt in the darkness.

Pretentious language aside, ‘Columns’ sits at number three and on the whole carries a more toned down and melodic aesthetic. The rumbling bass and persistent drive of the percussion is still on point but on the whole the track feels like a rest-bite after the dark and damp intensity of the previous and sadly isn’t quite as alluring.

‘January’ is the longest on the release and wastes no time in taking you back to the cold depths of this Post-Punk pit of despair. By the 2:00 mark the colossal build up teases you with its climax before it settles for a darkly led verse.

‘January’ has you on the edge of your seat, you feel the constant emotional tension trickling freely from the vocals while the constant loud-to-quiet, intense-to-calmer formula teases you to the point of loving annoyance.

Temptations to describe the band as some sort of Doom-Rock are high and with the end of this final track, the constant sense of uneasiness subsides in and instant and you are left pressing play again as you lull into the lightless lair again.

Find the band below and check out Throatrunier Records, Deathwish Inc and GPS Prod while you’re there:


Matthew Speer

Matt has 2.1 BA in History and is most likely somewhere in his twenties. He enjoys a wide range of music, but has a strong penchant for Punk-Rock. Originally he hails from the Isle Of Wight off the South Coast of England, UK and spends most of his time around England's South-West.

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