TRACK REVIEW: Jamie Ainslie – F.T.S | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Colossal palm-muted riffs kick things off in this detour into heavy, fuzz-soaked grandeur from Hartlepool-based solo artist Jamie Ainslie. The artist considers the single to be a departure from his previous, more indie-inflected releases, calling upon his love of Muse and Royal Blood to tackle the subject of unleashing one’s inner demons.

F.T.S certainly has shades of those two acts, with there also being hints of Jane’s Addiction and Sabbath in the double-tracked vocals, driving loud-quiet-loud dynamics and extended passages of discord and guitar solos. It could quietly slip into a Radio X playlist without looking the slightest bit out of place with Ainslie’s powerful, hook-heavy vocals. All in all, it’s cathartic, anthemic and, above all else, hugely entertaining.


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