About the Artist: This is the lat4est release from this 4 piece Alternative Rock band from North Carolina entitled Love ( 2012). Band members include Scott Leftwich Guitar/Vocals, Blake Leftwich Guitar/Vocals, Brian Tate Bass/Vocals, Ricky Underwood Drums/Vocals.
Review: Love is one release that certainly doesn’t disappoint. This is one band that brings to the table effective songwriting via a highly marketable musical delivery and at times explosive. This meshed with a one in a million Alt-Rock sound and effective visuals and vocals makes for a very effective combination no doubt. Scot Leftwich is just a breath away from College-Indie-Pop or even Hard Rock to Punk but skillfully and methodically never crosses the line into either realm. All songs are wonderfully simple but masterful in their overall arrangements. Music reminded me of a cross between Saosin, Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday and Yellowcard. This CD is quite entertaining overall with an amazing vocal front of Leftwich who is a musical triple threat in my mind.
This is a world class Rock band. Lefwich has an amazing voice and the rest of the band has likeable appeal (visually and vocally). The lyrical content is straight from the heart and offers a very strong and confident male perspective and spirit. This doesn’t mean many females won’t love Scott Leftwich and The Atarians as well. All song do exactly what they are meant to do via well-crafted movements and top tiered musicianship. The overall production value is superb with a crystal clear sound quality.
Top Tracks: The Harder they Fall, The Look of Love, We One the Night
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Conclusion: Scott Leftwich has proven himself with this latest release. He is clearly an up and coming talent around the North Carolina area and are just fun and exciting to listen to. All band members bare clearly capable musicians. I must admit Love sucked me in like a powerful drug and refused to let go long after the CD was over. This usually indicates he is something special about the artist or band in question. Thus deserving praise, recognition and musical fame at the international level.
Drew Blackwell edited by Rory Richardson[Rating: 4.5/5]