BILK have released their new single “CM2”. The band comprises of Sol Abrahams on guitars and vocals, Luke Hare on bass and Harry Gray on drums and “CM2” is a spiky, punky tune all about the tribulations of living in Chelmsford.
It’s a good song but it feels a little bit like a Facebook post set to music…did this, did that, probably do this later (as long as it rhymes with what I’ve done before). I know there’s a lot of bands who write like this (and there is a case for “keeping it real”) but I’ve never really got on with this kind of song. I’m all for social commentary, but there are bands who do it while telling a story and make it more interesting than just ‘it’s crap where I live’. Having said that, there is a nice rawness to their sound which hopefully bodes for better things in future, but for now I’ll just say ‘thanks for the heads up on Chelmsford’ and move on.
Website - www.bilkband.co.uk
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bilkbandpage/
Review - Chris Watson