The highly anticipated Awesome Science is the fourth album from Leeds quartet Humanfly. Since their dramatic change in speed and approach back in 2005, the quartet has never looked back and the maturity of their sound has been welcomed with open arms by peers and fans alike. Fans will undoubtedly be pleased to know that riffs are again the capital idea of the record. The production is far superior to that on previous album ‘Darker Later’.
‘A Majestic Story’ opens with a dreamy intro that soon falls away under the weight of guitars and technical drum beats from Dave Jones. The song also features a passionate vocal performance from Sutcliffe which is commanding, striking and uplifting, whilst the slick guitars are executed with enviable precision. The unique sound of the singer is one of the most appealing things about Humanfly. One listen to ‘The Apple That Never Fell’ is evidence enough of the bands distinct influences from acts such as The Mars Volta and the late, great Jimi Hendrix.
Closing track ‘The Armour of Science’ commences with a blistering riff that reverberates and gets your head nodding in approval, a fine record from one of the UK’s most underrated bands. Here’s hoping that their time is now.
The album is out February on Brew Records.
John Sutcliffe (Guitars), Andy Sutcliffe (Guitars), Mat Dale (Bass), Dave Jones (Drums).