Formed less than a year ago comprising of college friends and a later acquired bass player Sonic Templar combine guitar based rock music with a variety of music influences from punk to folk. In terms of the bands uniqueness they admit this is drawn from the ability to blend together all the different musical influences and to that add their own unique sound. The fact this band admitted to not follow trends and staying true to themselves really adds to their integrity as a musicians. It is all too common in bands now that success comes before their actual music. It is refreshing to see a band caring more about playing music that they are passionate about than what will make them popular. Although this is not to say the band are not motivated to succeed . The first track from their double A side is "Sun Catcher", starting off with melodic guitars blending into smooth vocals and drums the song is a delight to the ears. A definite influence of bands like REM and Idlewild can be heard within the song but this is distinctly mixed with the bands own sound leading to something truly brilliant. The second track from this double A side is "Sitting Ducks" which starts off with a guitar rhyme very much reminiscent of Nirvana leading into a heavier track faster paced than the last track. The song throughout blends brilliantly and flows freely with the addition of some cleverly placed guitar solos leading back into heavier rhythms.
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