January 7, 2010
Tristan Clopet is an up and coming artist who makes a kind of music that can best be described as a mix of modern rock with alternative influences from the 80s, 90s and with a funky undertone. Some people have referred to Jeff Buckley and Red Hot Chili Peppers. I can definitely see the RHCP references, especially in the opener and Ethereal Evidence, yet I feel like it’s only partially fair to make that comparison, especially if you listen to a track like So Alive which falls more in the category of early Snow Patrol, Feeder & Republic of Letters, with the more anthemic build up.
Overall it’s a pretty solid EP that shows talent in songwriting. The vocals are excellent, they really are and the guitar work is very professional. Everything fits together quite nicely. And while the songs are solid and well-written and sometimes even quite catchy…