The Decoy Parasites EP due May 25 via Ghoulish Records
Written by Simon Gore
With instrumentation technicality that would sit welcome on The Fall of Troy’s Doppelganger and vocal harmonies that complement the almost-retro Hundred Reasons and Reuben – Parasites EP by Welsh alt-rock trio, The Decoy retains a more contemporary sonic similarity to the likes of Young Legionnaire or Biffy Clyro. Amidst admirable composition intricacy it retains an honoured and complementary image of their varied influences.
Hosting an adequate blend of honest sincerity against tongue-in-cheek humour in the lyricism, it’s delightfully refreshing to hear a band of such talent perform vocals in their native (or even natural/regionally correct) accent. Guitarist/front man Lewis Barber has not only a characterful singing voice with impressive range but also a distinctive, savage scream. Closing track Andyouism reflects an honest representation of their home soil, featuring signature South Wales Stadium Toms – a trait any modern, Welsh rocker would surely be proud to represent.
The Decoy have embarked on a full Welsh/English tour. A pretty gallant move after releasing such an impressive record, as it certainly leaves great expectation for their live presence.
If you want to be thrilled and impressed give this band your time.
Catch the trio live at the following dates-
8th – The alma Inn Bolton
9th – The Shed Leicester
10th – Lemon Factory Swansea
29th – Parrot Carmarthen
2nd June – Proud Camden London