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Attic Theory

What We Fear the Most

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The so called “New Wave of Classic Rock” continues to flourish with dedicated rock fans always on the lookout for something new. As such, a name that will have caught their gaze in recent years is that of Attic Theory.

The group have been winning over audiences with their live shows whilst supporting the likes of Terrorvision, Black Spiders and Dead Man’s Whiskey or hitting up festivals such as Firevolt in their native North West.

In late 2020, a well received EP further pushed their name as “one’s to watch”, but now feels like the time for the band to arrive as it were. That’s because the fateful moment when Attic Theory release their debut album is upon us.

Attic Theory – ‘Narrow Lines’

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‘What We Fear The Most’ acts as a statement of intent, capturing on record the sound that has won them their plaudits thus far. That is a hard rock sound that pulls in elements of metal, classic rock and even grunge – the latter stemming largely from the powerful voice of singer Lewis Wright which brings with it Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell vibes.

The guitars are crushing and the rhythm section is methodical which gives the majority of the record some real thunderous momentum. There are standouts and quirks however with the likes of ‘Tattooed Heart’, ‘Narrow Lines’ and softer numbers ‘Million Little Things’ and Lucy Ellen featuring finale ‘The Legacy’ all worthy of mention.

All in all though this is a very solid documentation of what Attic Theory are all about, and with the hurdle of a debut album skilfully navigated you can only imagine that the band will continue to go from strength to strength.

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