EP Review... Rugosa Nevada - Verona EP

We've been following this lovely band from Derby for ages, we have blogged about them before and we thought you should know about their 2nd EP. The first was amazing and the stand out track 'Something's Got To Go' was featured as our 'Track of the week' back in early 2011, and since then we've been keeping a close eye on them! In that year they've released a single and played shows with Futures and Toploader!

The title track of the EP and it starts with a whirl of synth, as every band knows, dabbling in a bit of synth is good for you as you can diversify and generate more fans. This track certainly grabs my attention with a great build up and massive riffs that burst into life. After the guitar drops this certainly is one to put on repeat!
Out of 10: 9/10

This track has a scene of urgency straight from the off, with it's pulsating beat and danceabilty this track is a perfect advert for the band. There is everything you could ever want from a great Indie band, smashing riffs, great vocals, fast drumming and throbbing bass to warm you up on a cold day. When the track drops the interlude is such a great addition to the song, this song is making this EP a whole lot better, I can't believe they're so unheard of. A MUST for any Indie music fan!
Out of 10: 10/10

Build To Nothing:
The shortest track on the EP yet it's a nice change from the rush of the first two songs, this track sounds a lot darker to start off with. Hush vocals and high notes lull you into thinking this is going to stay quiet but with amazing vocals and the guitar tones this reminds me of Editors, simply down to the way it's structured. This should be played over and over again!
Out of 10: 9/10

Now I've already got this track, but when I asked their singer if it was the same version he said "No, this version is a lot better", and so it seems to be! Compared to their old attempt at 'Strangers' this does seem to be literally polishing off the amazing parts and changing what needed to be changed. To sum up, this is a great way to end off the EP, an old track refined and made better in every way. Rugosa Nevada are still a young band with lots of potential, may their year be littered with success!
Out of 10: 8.5/10

Rugosa Nevada - Verona EP
Out of 10: 9.1/10

If you loved that, have a listen to their song 'Something's Gotta Go', a free download!

Rugosa Nevada - Something's Gotta Go