Thursday, April 17, 2008
REVIEW: Brian Severn & Those Victorious - The Wonderboy E.P.
Brian Severn & Those Victorious – Wonderboy
2007, BDS Music, LLC
From a young age, Brian Severn knew what he had to do: Write catchy pop/rock songs with melodies that invade your brain and stay for days after the CD stops playing. Brian Severn & Those Victorious’ debut EP, Wonderboy, is full of them. The Frederick, Maryland based quartet is working hard to make sure these songs get heard, touring currently in the northeast US to support this release.
Wonderboy is at once both upbeat and introspective. Drawing on personal experiences, Severn displays an ability to write great uplifting pop songs that support thoughtful lyrics. Paddy Mayonnaise and Chris “Playboy” Martin make up the impressive rhythm section, and Brian “Briany Tiny Hands” Tessier chips in on guitar and backing vocals to help Severn complete his musical vision.
Steady Set Ready Now is radio-ready right now. This is the sort of pop song that could catch on in Alternative formats and be a minor hit – the sort that gets a band noticed by the majors as well as a good core group of fans. Dumbfound, On Love, The Glory Days, and Crazy round out the set, all great, listenable songs. Wonderboy is a very promising debut from Brian Seven & Those Victorious. Check this out. It’s definitely worth a listen.
Rating: 4 Stars (Out Of 5)
You can learn more about Brian Seven & Those Victorious at www.thosevictorious.com, where you can buy a copy of Wonderboy. You can hear the songs at www.myspace.com/briansevernandthosevictorious.