Sunday, March 2, 2014
The Hubs Pull Together Progressive Guitarwork on Welcome To Beyond
On songs like “Plastic Heart”, “Come Closer”, Rut” and “Live Fast”, you get more of a sense of the what the band is doing and it’s pretty good. I liken some of the guitar work to “The Reunion Show” or early “Weezer”, with vocals that are a mix of 1980s alternative and late 1990s independent artists like The Get Up Kids. It’s definitely hard to pinpoint an exact replica, which is definitely a good thing. The recording has a lot of highs and lows when the vocals are in play, but other than that, you get a band that is definitely on set to create more music in the future, this is a good start.
The album is a good one, and while you’re listening to it as a whole, you eventually get hit with a familiar song. “Say It Aint So” gets the cover treatment and it isn’t half bad. The Hubs really tap into a lot of greatness here, and “Welcome To Beyond” is definitely a good starting point for the band. It’ll be interesting to see what happens next, as the band is definitely poised to get a lot more attention, and definitely tap into a lot of catchy, well crafted, layered rock music.
You can check out The Hubs "Welcome To Beyond" EP, and listen to some cool tunes. I recommend it.