Give Shelter by KarhideRelease date: March 29, 2019
Karhide is the solo project of Tim Waterfield. He has been busy, spending a year on the road travelling to places such as South Korea, Botswana, China and Canada. During that time, he has composed two EPs, one of which is Give Shelter. I thought of combining the reviews but, in my opinion, they stand alone and I didn’t want to compare and contrast the two, I’ll leave that task up to you to complete if desired.
Give Shelter is a 4-track EP, coming in at 17 minutes. It’s a rock out album filled with great drumming, guitar/bass work and layering. My two favourite tracks from the album are ‘Pace’ and ‘Anchoring’, but more on these tracks later.
The EP starts out with the title track, ‘Give Shelter’. It weaves in and out from light to heavy. The “light” is provided by electronic and piano layers and the “heavy” bits are provided by guitars and drums. I found the effect almost like a wrestling tag team match. I found the juxtaposition unsettling at times.
‘Pace’ is a straight-out rock anthem with full-on drums and guitars. I love the drumming and bass line in this track. Definitely, a head-banging tune.
The track, ‘Anchoring’ also has an awesome bass line and drums. The bass is rumbling, just how I like it. I also love the new wave layers. This track also has great changes, look out for the piano that starts later in the track, it totally hits it right out of the park.
The album then ends with ‘Tomorrow’. Like ‘Pace’, it’s another rock out track. Great layering and changes in tempo. The bass line is pretty sweet and I love the cool synth ending.
In all, this EP is a great listen. Enough changes to keep you interested and quick enough to satisfy any musical quickie.