Electric High is back to tear down walls with their brand new EP.
Walls Fall Down starts streaming Friday, May 27th. Join the demolition!
Times, they are a’changing, and walls fall down all around. Let’s tear down the walls that separate and alienate. But sometimes tearing down walls makes space for new walls that are even stronger and harder to break down. Maybe some walls are better left standing?
Judging from the beginning, the title track, Walls Fall Down, seems like an easygoing, airy little piece of melodic rock, carried by a catchy guitar theme and a steady drum beat. But as usual, Electric High won’t leave it at that. The song takes flight into a huge refrain, that invites everyone to join in. It moves on to a relentless, hard-rocking bridge part that really gets everyone’s blood pumping, with the two singers PV Staff and Olav Iversen putting their pipes to the test, chanting about twisted symphonies and a passion for wannabes. After a second verse and chorus, the band returns to the bridge with an energy that really makes the walls tremble, topped off with solos from both guitarist Marius Mørch and bass-player Einride Torvik. Electric High flies off into a final massive chorus, that really sounds like the walls are falling down upon them. But they come out steadily in the end, and close off with the song’s catchy guitar theme.
Besides the title track, the EP includes three previously released tracks, plus another brand new song. The second new track, peculiarly entitled Have I Ever Let You Down?, is an eerie dose of horror rock, that builds from a quiet start, clearly inspired by Bowie at his darkest and most psychedelic. The chorus, however, gives you the full weight of Electric High’s power, with one of the band’s heaviest outputs so far. Singers Olav Iversen and PV Staff shift between slightly psychotic to completely deranged, while Have I Ever Let You Down? twists and turns between grim and frantic instrumental parts and extreme dynamics. It dives abruptly from complete disharmonic lunacy to an extremely subtle, but still freaky second verse, before the crazy freight train starts rolling again, and goes further and further out of control, before it eventually derails with a bang.
The title track, Walls Fall Down, was recorded in Havnelageret Studio, Bergen, Norway, produced by Electric High and mixed by Daniel Birkeland. The other four tracks was recorded in Solslottet Studio, Bergen, Norway, produced by Electric High and Iver Sandøy.
Many more releases from Electric High will follow in 2022.
Electric High is a high voltage rock band from Bergen, Norway, influenced by bands like Wolfmother, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath. The members hail from bands like Sahg, Faith Circus, and Emmerhoff & The Melancholy Babies. Electric High goes straight for the throat, fronted by two in-your-face lead singers, while the band shoots out pure electric power.
Tracklist – Walls Fall Down:
1. Walls Fall Down
2. Rough Diamond
3. Have I Ever Let You Down?
5. Populate The Moon
Electric High is:
PV Staff — lead vocals
Olav Iversen — lead vocals
Marius Mørch — guitars
Einride Torvik — bass
Tor Helge Opdahl — drums