Despite having formed over ten years ago, Energy remain an unknown quantity to UK audiences. 2017 could be the year that changes. Having bagged a spot on Creeper’s upcoming album tour – due to said band’s respect for them – they now present us with Apparition Sounds and will be hoping that UK audiences take their goth-punk sound to heart.
Well, said goth sound will mean that on the Creeper tour at least, they will be playing to the home crowd. The comparisons between the bands are evident. Energy share Creeper’s love for melancholic melodies and catchy choruses and could give them a fight in their execution of them too. They’re born from a love of AFI and classic horror movies, and if you love that stuff, then you will be right on board with this.
For after just one measly listen Apparition Sound will have slipped every little hook it has into your brain. Whether you are wistfully humming ‘Dead in Dreamland’ in the shower or bouncing along to ‘The Infection’ with your mates, this is an album determined to stick around. Even their cover of The Ramones’ ‘Pet Semetary’ is good enough that you can forgive them for treading on that hallowed ground.
And what makes them so damn catchy? Why it’s a love of melody of course. These songs have tinges of punk, rock and all sorts thrown in there but what they are at heart is pop music. Pop music from the underground that has no shame in making sure you have a good time. Sure, the lyrics aren’t all about candy and unicorns, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sing along and dance too.
At only 28 minutes long Apparition Sound almost doesn’t feel like enough. You want more of these infectious tracks to soundtrack your life. As starting points go, however, it’s perfect, and if you are heading along to check out Creeper in March, then you’ll want to make sure and get there early for Energy.