Stay Voiceless’ debut album Lies To Tell Your Children is out now.
After numerous singles such as ‘I Am A Weight’ and ‘Where’s Our Revolution Summer?’, Lies to Tell Your Children by Cardiff’s Stay Voiceless is a brutally beautiful indie rock masterpiece full of fuzzed basslines, hard-hitting drums and perfectly constructed layers of guitar tracks which are all synced together with vocals that could sing you to sleep and rock you all night. What other words can describe it better than 30 minutes of pure solid energy?
Hailing from Tredegar, South Wales, Stay Voiceless is an indie/alt-rock band consisting of Chris Morgan (guitars/vocals), Andrew Edwards (bass) and Cerys Bennett (drums). The music is packed with aggression and frustration at the world yet there is still a hint of sweetness and innocence in their songs. The composition and vocals make me nostalgic of the 90’s grunge and alternative rock scene. If you are a fan of Queens of The Stone Age and Manic Street Preachers, this is the perfect band for you.
The album starts with the distinctive and striking ‘They Don’t Make Prisons Like They Use To’. It is a song that is unfading and full of raw, ruthless yet focused energy that takes aim at our modern society. With thought-provoking lyrics and piercing vocal’s, the song is the perfect opening track to prepare you for the rest of the ride. The vocal style is reminiscent of Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield, harsh but full of beauty.
‘Slaves and Silicone’ is one of my personal favourite songs from the album along with ‘Where’s Our Revolution Summer?’ with hard-hitting riffs that grip the listener and pulls them in closer with catchy, heavy drum beats and memorable solo’s that follow the melody such as Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and his mastery of simple yet effective guitar licks.
Speaking of Nirvana, one of the singles released titled ‘I Am A Weight’ has the perfect grunge feel and is an earworm that will always be embedded in your head. It is a short track, only just breaking 2 and a half minutes but is full of heavily distorted basslines and an incredibly catchy chorus that will leave you humming it for the rest of your day.
With the album just surpassing 13,000 streams on Spotify, it is safe to say that Stay Voiceless is a force to be reckoned with. With a debut album as strong as Lies to Tell Your Children, this up and coming trio will be plastered on your screen.
The final track ‘Something For Now’, opens with a brutally asserting bass line that continues throughout the whole song. With Chris’s harsh, ear-splitting screams sending shivers down your neck, you will be hooked to this band and begging for more.