If we were to say that "Friday” by Freedom of the City was one
of the freshest indie singles to cross our desk (at the time), and that the as
yet unreleased "Boots of Leather” lifted the hairs at the back of all our
necks, then it would not surprise any of our Readers and Followers of The Red Hive and The Dark Tower, that "As The Story Goes” has
caused more than an Electrical Storm through our Wall of Sound - literally.
Here we have a 150% array of hard hitting guitar work
opening up the cues for the talented George Brown (FOTC’s Lead Singer and
Guitarist), Simon Goodwin (Drummer), Paul Cantwell (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals),
and Matej Velicky (Bass) who takes this track into, through and beyond the
chasms of satisfying listening from a seated position, to a more up and at it
stance of ‘Alt/Rock Ready’ Live magnitude. Nevertheless, Studio Set or Live, it
would be the same result and outcome for the listener who has succumbed to the
very same freshly pressed, reinvented and off the methodology chart of previous
musicians and bands that have created a potential hit in itself.
With more than sixty percent of The Dark Tower expressing their opinions
on the Opening Guitar Intro, it is safe to say that most of listeners hearing
this track will agree that there is a Mark Knopfler, Brian May, even Eric
Clapton style of play going on. As for band styles, certainly those outside of
the Indie Box of melodic overtures would stand at ‘The Mission’, ‘Guns &
Roses’, and maybe even that of ‘Def Leppard’ in amplitude. Truly a perfect
choice to get attention, while simmering down for a Vocal invasion that has the
hallmarks (in our opinion) of Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) for the soothing, but powerful
deliverance of vocals that are absolutely superb.
In-depth deconstruction of this track has brought The Dark Tower to conclude that "As The Story Goes” consists
of nothing less than a would-be high
ranking Summer hit that would no doubt be a selected title track for those out
and about in their convertibles, driving to or from a spellbinding destination,
or, possibly a select track for a high end motion picture that expels the more
down beat and grim noir sounds to opt for energy, lift and fast track
beaconised placement. All of these examples are fine for such a top class
record that will without a doubt celebrate a following who has kept Freedom of the City in a
category of substance, awesomeness and rating above serious status within the
As we sit with baited breath for "fotc’s” new forthcoming
album (as yet ‘Un-Named and) with as yet undisclosed ‘Track Listing’, it is
already estimated that the Manchester band will come out of this on top. With ‘As The Story Goes’ not
making the initial cut of the album, it was decided to change the atmosphere
and location site to that of ‘Firelight Studios’,
while working with Mikey Rowe, better known for his involvement with other great
Manchester bands such as ‘Oasis’, and ‘High
Flying Birds’, the result of this collaboration is yet to be heard upon the
album release which can only lead to one thing – Awesomeness awaiting its epic
release. As well as ‘As The Story Goes’, more is
for the future release ‘Silence In Sound’, which, judging by the current
creation is sure to emerge as yet another great sounding track. Recently
revealed info we have been given is that ‘As The Story Goes’ has not been ruled out entirely of being included
on the forthcoming album, though to have heard and experienced it on ‘Soundcloud’
alone, has been quite an honour.
Additional and exclusive info we received is that there are
17 songs being recorded between Andy Macpherson’s Studio (Andy McPherson
Produced both ‘Eric Clapton’ and ‘The Who’) and that of Freedom of the City’s
own studio ‘Firelight Studios’,
which in the end will be trimmed down to between 10 or 11 for the final cut
album. Of course, if ‘As The
Story Goes’ is just one example of this albums content, then we here at The
Dark Tower don’t envy any of the Band or Production the job of making a choice.
For further updates and information on this and much more why not place your
ear on the pulse at @F_Lightstudios
and @fotcmusic on Twitter.
The Dark Tower Rating: 9.5/10.00 (Indie Music)
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