What Now - Move Like a Sinner
The band began as a trio back in South Africa several years ago where they made quite a name for themselves in the music scene. However the trio wanted more so travelled to the UK's Capital for a better chance at making their dreams become reality. However things didn't turn out as they had expected and the band parted ways. What Now you may say...
A few years later the lads each explored other avenues of music but found their way back to each other, completing the band as they are today. The rebirth of What Now comes with a new sound, a fusion of indie, pop and rock with each band member having some influence over the sound that has been created for Move Like a Sinner.
The album kicks off with the fittingly titled Ready To Be Heard which holds a reminder of what this band has gone through to get to this point in their careers. The short intro initiates a build in atmosphere, distant vocals and a strong drum beat that leads into Money Maker, which is led by a groovy guitar riff. If Looks Could Kill has synth, drum rolls which play a prominent feature and introduces Ryan's backing vocal which works well alongside Tyron's lead. The title track slides in a groovy bass and a slightly darker and more seductive atmosphere – a slower pace with a thump to the chest and concludes with a string segment. Jackson is another drum led song that results in quite a kick, although the verse vocals could have been a little tougher like the choruses which go down well. High Class is unlike anything else on the album with its groovy, jazzy melodies and a soulful chorus vocal you can't help but get swept away by.
The next two tracks, Back to Blood (part 1) and I Want My Blood (part 2), sit seamlessly as if a six minute track; Midnight Swimmers takes a placid approach with the chorus becoming one you can visualize yourself singing to; Wasting Away blends in some electronica; Should've Said So features a notable bass line and another huge chorus; Animalbuilds on the lead vocal as they become a main feature alongside the harmonies and then the album concludes with Lovers & Liars, a track that begins with an almost tribal call and ends on a high.
Although there are some parts to the album that don't sound particularly original, there are other creations that make for quite an interesting listen. There are experimental sounds, plays with electronica, indie, pop and rock vibes and the occasional string input as well as some huge sing a long choruses and powerful riffs. These three musicians are obviously enthusiastic and talented and while there is no stand out tracks, there is also none that fail to be as entertaining as others. All that is left to say is after such a great listen...What Now?