Friday, 13 November 2009

Review - Anavris - Eleven Eyes Of A Simple Man

Anavris - Eleven Eyes Of A Simple Man

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7 out of 10

Scottish four-piece Anavris are a promising addition to the UK rock premier league and show the hearts on their sleeves with the recent "Eleven Eyes Of A Simple Man", which is a melting pot of most alt-rock bands from the past ten years. You will hear snatches of Fall of Troy here, Oceansize over there and a dash of.......lots more.

However many comparisons Anavris could have, it's all backed up by a band that can play well-thought post/math rock (as well as shredding solos on the brilliant "She Dances") and manage to fit a damn good chorus in there for good measure. If you like alt-rock then you could do a lot worse than checking out Anavris. But...

I'm sorry, but however good the songs maybe, Anavris have also managed to write the worst lyrics this side of Snap!'s "Rhythm is a Dancer" cancer reference.

"If I were a drug, I'd be your cocaine, you'd be my heroin.
Cocaine is much easier to get
Heroin is much to get rid of"

I don't know where to start with that.

Apart from that, support Anavris and hope they change the lyrics before the album is recorded.


1. Some Days You Just Can't Get Rid
2. She Dance
3. Take Your Leave
4. Vent

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