Elasea – Where I Belong (Self Released)

Genre: Alt Rock

Starting life as a covers band might earn you some jip from your mates but when that morphs into Elasea the joke’s on them.

Where I Belong, the Berkshire based quintet’s debut EP, is their logical next step after shedding the cover band vibe, having a sequence of YouTube hits and featuring on BBC Introducing.

The five-track record is a strong example of the attitude and skill the band have shown to get this far. Time Is Against Us is a proper headbanging anthem with a Lower Than Atlantis sound but Elasea show the variety in their repertoire through ultra-catchy Where I Belong and On The Line brings out the varied best in the band.

Where I Belong is a long way from cover songs. The foursome have put in the hard yards so far and this EP is a very welcome start to their career. Russell Hughes

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