‘Falter’ is the latest EP by London rockers Empty Friend, which was released on 29th February 2020.
Empty Friend carry their influences on their sleeve. They combined their love of Alice in Chains and Soundgarden with huge riffs to create a captivating sound. As a result, they’ve gained a dedicated following and ‘Falter’ should set them on the way to bigger things.
I think ‘Falter’ is an enthralling listen because the majority of the tracks make you feel good. The chunky riffs are memorable, especially on ‘No Light’. Add the soaring vocals into the mix and you’ve got one hell of a track.
But all the instruments have a chance to shine. For instance, the bass and pounding drums in ‘Neon’ drives the track forward, resulting in a joyful listen.
‘Falter’ shows that Empty Friend have plenty of ambition. I am very excited to see where it takes them. Hopefully they’ll have their name in neon lights soon!
You can listen to ‘Falter’ here.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos