Review: Third Smoke- Tell a friend

The Irish music scene is full of two things, wonderful gems of musical excellence, or awful wannabes, Third Smoke definitely fall into the former category and they show case this excellence with their EP, Tell a friend. 

Tell a friend is a four track offering and each song sounds as though it has come from different band, showing the band’s versatility. The most intriguing of all four songs is ‘sticks and stones’, an honest and dark song that instantly grabs the listener’s attention; definitely the type of song you would come across while listening to PhantomFM and think “who is that?”. Also worthy of mention is the first track on the EP, the amusing titled ‘Dog rough dancing’. It is a catchy number which would have you dancing along to it in your bedroom as you get red to hit the tiles.

The Dundalk band have been subject to many comparisons from Ireland’s music blogs and website such as Kasabian, however their talent is more raw and less produced than the famous UK band. ‘Delirious’ however is one track the forces a comparison to Liverpool Indie band The coral (An enormous compliment coming from me, as they are my favourite band). It is a menacing song with catch riffs and a radio friendly link from chorus to verse: “Ba-ba-da-ba”.

Tell your friends to keep an ear out for this delightful band, they are without a doubt one to watch over the next year or so.


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