EP Review... The Cads - Spark Up In Style EP

The Cads, are a 5-piece Tropical, Electro, Indie band from Ipswich in Suffolk. They have supported Darwin Deez on his German tour and have played a whole host of shows throughout 2010 generating a lot of interest in this lovely band!

With a lovely gentle guitar draping over one another this song reminds me of Foals, the drum and bass both kick in and your ears are sent to heaven, the chorus kicks and and you can't help but bop your head to the funky grooves they have got going on! Towards the end the pace goes up a notch, and so does the quality of the song, we now have a new band to watch out for! "I'm shoegazing" indeed!
Out of 10: 9/10

One of the old tracks I've heard before, and this still gets me in the happy mood with multiple vocals caressing the stunning instruments. A tumbling guitar around the 2:40 mark reminds you of Bloc Party and then they kick it back. The chorus comes back into play and then it stops, Wonderful, seriously!
Out of 10: 8/10

A cross between rainymood.com and an acoustic version of Friendly Fires, although this is an interlude it's a peaceful song with rain in the background, bass warming your heart and twinkling guitars echoing throughout the song.
Out of 10: 8/10

My faveourite track off the EP, and here it does sound like the best parts of Friendly Fires and Foals. The fast drumming, perfectly placed vocals, tidy guitar strumming, the drumming sounds so effortless but at the same time you wonder how much his arms ache keeping up with the fast tempo of the song, and the bassist does a very good job keeping up and getting those throbbing beats rippling through you throughout the song!
Out of 10: 9/10

This Place Is Havoc:
Another old song from the vaults, this was one of the very first tracks they wrote, and may I say, one of the best too! I can really see this song being an anthem for Indie-kids, it expresses everything they (The Cads) are about. Brilliant song writing, pitch-perfect singing, stunning guitar play, tight bass and that oh so sweet drumming, or to simplify it... brilliant in every way!
Out of 10: 9/10

One track I've no heard much of so this will be an interesting listen. The Cads have gone all minimal-rock on us! But after hearing it was the brain-child of Tom and Stefan, I can't help but adore this track, the instrumental feel (except for a few rumbles from them during the song), it is once again (as Interlude was) another great track that needs more exposure so people can find out this enchanting band.
Out of 10: 8/10

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The Cads - Spark Up In Style EP
Out of 10: 8.7/10