Published June 22, 2011
The Noise Revival Orchestra seem to have moved away from their experimental orchestral work in the EP ‘Songs Of Forgiveness’. Perhaps, in an attempt to gain a more mainstream fan base, the band has progressed towards a more pop inspired place, with repeating hooks such as the track ‘Crushin On You’. That said, the EP as a whole has a “semi-professional” feel to it, the sound not as refined as some listeners may like. This may stem from the task of making eight different instruments weave together to perfection. However, the tracks are fun to listen to, connecting the diverse instruments decently, augmented wonderfully by Nathan Felix’s Strummer-esque vocals. The EP has a jovial, care free sound to it as well, giving it the ability to be an album anyone can listen to when they’re having an off day, and sure to make a fantastic mood even better.