#WeAreAnimals – 16.07.2021
Call to the Faithful are an alt rock band from Peterborough, featuring Matt Beard (vocals), Ethan Grice (bass), Will Bowen (drums) & Oscar Smith (guitar).
Following 2020’s melodic rock release ‘Demons’ & off the back of their 1st live album, the lads are back with their biggest & most monstrous sound to date. Animals is an anthem for the age – an anti establishment call to arms for all that are paying attention & angry about the path their leaders force them to walk.
From the moment the track opens you’re hit with huge guitar riffs and heavy drums before Matt’s vocal performance grows ever more angry, culminating in a chorus not unlike you might expect on a Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes record.
Written prior to the events of 2020 that unfolded into eventual lockdown, it’s hard not to draw the parallels from the lyrics that many will be feeling now – “They keep us locked in cages. They take away our light”. Released just days before the expected removal of lockdown measures, it’s easy to imagine the message will resonate with a listener made to stay inside for much of the last year.
Having positioned themselves firmly on the live circuit (gig history) supporting the likes of Dead Reynolds, False Hearts, We Are The Catalyst & Piston – the return of live music in 2021 will see the band continue to hit the road in Cannock, Peterborough, Stamford, Cambridge, London, Rotherham & Northampton.