These Four Walls
Auckland band These Four Walls have achieved something extremely rare with their debut album Down Falls an Empire – they’ve produced a New Zealand rock album that truly holds its own against any number of major international releases. Album opener One Moment In Time wastes no time grabbing you by the hand and leading you instantly to the middle of the mosh pit for a full-on rock anthem onslaught from start to finish. Also rare for a local release is the high quality of vocals and rock harmonies on offer. In style, These Four Walls fall somewhere between Panic at the Disco, Linkin Park and Evanescence. Walk Away, Under the Shadows and Fly Home have all had varying degrees of radio airplay, however Lay it Out jumps out as being a huge single with its chorus that sticks in your mind for hours. This album deserves to be big – and not just in New Zealand.