Blaise Paisel (Now Skies) – What If It’s Too Late?

Blaise Paisel – not some exotic tropical disease or even a French historical figure – they are in fact a decidedly awesome Kent band with two E.Ps under their belt.  E.P number two is What If It’s Too Late? This live E.P contains six precisely crafted songs all of which evolve and shift while even stirring the odd emotion.

Magical opens proceedings with a sonic combination bound to mesmerize.  With a big chorus the song manages to have low moments just as intense – combining the two to imbue the track with an uplifting vibe.  Keyboard flourishes add to inviting guitars, warm drums and thought provoking lyrics to give a perfect sense of the band.This level of quality is consistent throughout as every track takes you to a different space, every part of the music thoughtful and deliberate.  A major strength of the band is the journey each track takes, this is seen through the stories woven by the lyrics but also the songs themselves.  This can be seen in tracks such as No, I Never Asked You For Anything which has a longer title than some songs have lyrics. It starts off with at a jaunty pace with light guitars and drums before the energy builds and the drums explode into play.

The greatest strength of the music is its honesty, the lyrics echoing your thoughts with music setting the tone to a tee.  This honesty is most apparent on tracks such as Scared, saying things we’ve all thought but probably never voiced.  Honesty isn’t all insecurities and low vibes though.  Songs such as A Perfectionist deliver it in an energetic and inventive way keeping your ears as busy as the cogs in your brain.

This is an E.P full of genius instrumental parts and thoughtful lyrics, with a sound unique to itself.  The annoying thing about the release is the final track What If It’s Too Late which is so relentlessly catchy it’ll be in your head for days like that joke that makes you laugh at moments you really shouldn’t.  See the the band live.  Buy the E.P or stream it from their Bandcamp.

David Horn

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Review: Blaise Paisel – Magical

Track listing:

  1. Magical
  2. You Never Know
  3. A Perfectionist
  4. No, I Never Asked You For Anything
  5. Scared
  6. What If It’s Too Late?

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