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Ferris and the Wheels

Hollow

Review by Gary Hill

Classic rock blends with punk and even more modern sounds on this EP. The music varies quite a bit throughout the set to keep it interesting. Yet the whole thing has a cohesiveness and consistency to it that works quite well. All in all, this is a pretty effective set that leaves me wanting to hear more from this outfit.

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Track by Track Review
Hold Your Tongue

This is a pretty effective rocker. It’s classic in nature, but has some definite modern elements to it. It seems to walk a line between pop music and rock music.

Can't By Yourself

I love the harmonica on this piece. It’s very much a modern pop rock tune. It’s catchy and has some almost clichéd pop trappings to it. Still, it works quite well.

Hollow

This is very different. It’s got a great punk rock vibe to it. As cool as the first two tracks were, this is great on a whole different level. I love this song and would love to hear a lot more like this. It’s a real hard edged powerhouse.

Let's Get Into Something
Although this lands more into the melodic end of the spectrum than the title track did, it keeps a lot of the energy and raw power of that piece. It seems to me there are some minor hints of country music in this one, too. Whatever you call it, though, this is another highlight.
Allow Me

This lands more into the pop rock territory, but the killer jam later in the piece is among the best musical passages of the EP. It really works well.

 
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