Elements – Evarose

The melodic Oxfordshire quartet prove that they can deliver another heart-felled, riff-hooking EP.

Evarose – completed by Dannika Webber (vocals), Imogen Leslie (guitar), Connie Raitt (bass) and Robyn Griffith (drums) – have shown that their 2010 EP, ‘Creation Divide’, was not as far as the band could go; with new EP ‘Elements’ sounding tighter and more emotionally lyrical.evarose elem

The EP starts off with ‘Best Left Alone’, which begins the record on an entertaining riff and a showing off of Webber’s amazing vocals which constantly ring out through the song and make it too irresistible to not listen on. The track gives one of many examples of the band’s inspiring lyrics, this time about telling someone who you don’t want to be with them, “you may as well be talking to thin air, this is getting you nowhere”.

Second track, ‘Educate Yourself’, not only gives the listener the same aspects of ‘Best Left Alone’, but it also shows off the talented drumming of ‘Griffith’. Something else which this song has which the first does not is a tuneful, catchy guitar breakdown which then jumps back in to the chorus, these are the things which get people to listen to your songs and ‘Evarose’ have done it right.

Webber’s vocals and Leslie’s guitar work sum up the feeling of ‘There’s No Such Thing As Something For Nothing’, which is a song about breaking up with someone who doesn’t want to be in the relationship; and the song has a very powerful chorus as Webber screams “I always thought I did it for your sake, but it seems I did it just for me.” The song ends as emotionally as it began with ‘Webber’ singing ‘but it seems I did it just for me’ one last time.

‘Change’ is the most recent single which has been released from the album, and could have the best lyrics on the EP in it, “It’s what I wanted, and I don’t want it at all, I really hate what I’m becoming when I’m with you”, Webber sings as she explains that she doesn’t want to change to be in a relationship with somebody. The track also tests the singers vocals on a new level, singing “you” at the end of the choruses in a high note can be difficult, but the notes are held.

EvaroseThe song ‘Time Well Spent’ ends the EP on a high note as it is a very powerful song, which starts with a witty guitar riff and has heart-pounding pre-chorus which gets you into the track. The strong ending makes you want to listen to the record over and over again.

‘Elements’ shows how the band have grown since ‘Creation Divide’ and I am looking forward to the first album from the girls.

Listen to: There’s No Such Thing As Something For Nothing and Time Well Spent.

The Full Track-Listing is as Follows:

Best Left Alone

Educate Yourself

There’s No Such Thing As Something For Nothing

Change

Time Well Spent

Evarose New EP Update

Oxfordshire quartet set to release new EP.

The four melodic pop rock girls from Barnbury have been hard at work recording their new EP, which is ready to be released in August.

When talking to music magazine ‘Rock Sound’ Evarose front woman, Dannika Webber explains “with this EP coming up, it feels like we’re doing things properly”, and with that they are also beginning to get more noticed in aspects such as touring, as the girls are on tour in September/October supporting ‘Straight Lines’.

The band, which is made up of Dannika Webber (vocals), Imogen Leslie (guitar), Connie Raitt (bass) and Robyn Griffith (drums), released their début EP, Creation Divide, in 2011. Which although only containing five songs, it was quite the powerful pop rock record which got the band’s feet warmed up, and grabbed a following of fans in the process. It contained emotive lyrics and stylish riffs which created songs that would not leave your head for days.

When describing what Evarose are made of, Dannika Webber says “we write good old pop rock songs. There’s a bit of girl power in there, too.” With the EP “the EP is quite focused on frustration and the uncertainty of general life.”

Evarose have already given us a taste of what is to come on the new self-released EP with two music videos, Best Left Alone and Change.

The EP ‘Elements’, is out on August 6th.