Newcastle-based alt-rock outfit Leading Zeroes recently released their new single, ‘This World Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us’, and the six-minute showing is their first piece of music available for public consumption.
The band describe their sound as ‘post-hardcore’ and list Biffy Clyro and Funeral For A Friend as influences, with the latter being where a great deal of their sound borrows from and in return has an early 2000s feel to the track.
The persistent lead guitar lines sit atop a wall of choppy rhythm and, coupled with the structure, vocal phrasing and delivery, is reminiscent of ‘Casually Dressed’ and ‘Deep in Conversation’ era Funeral For A Friend, which, for the record is not a bad thing at all.
Around three minutes into the track, the band enters an extended breakdown section, and, although being a little long, it has an overall positive effect on the song, breaking up the intensity and making the outro sound a lot more dynamically vital.
From a critical perspective, ‘This World Ain’t Big Enough For the Both of Us’ has an overall production which consistently feels somewhat tinny – a thicker sound and chunkier guitar tone would help to alleviate this and make for a more impactful listen.
You can check out ‘This World Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us’ on all the usual platforms now and you can keep up-to-date with the latest from Leading Zeroes by heading to facebook.com/leadingzeroesmusic.