Hailing from the North East of England, fast-evolving hard rockers Edenthorn burst onto the scene off the back of bullish debut The Maze.
Three years after that 2015 statement of intent the band returned with new long player Exist — featuring the earworm of a lead single Heart’s Still Beating.
Support from Kerrang! Radio and Planet Rock Radio showcased the band’s talents to a wider audience and Edenthorn swiftly became staples of the UK’s diverse NWOCR live scene.
A slew of 2019 festival appearances reinforced the quartet’s reputation for delivering no-holds-barred, balls-to-the-wall shows.
Earlier this year Edenthorn bagged the runners-up spot in the Best New Band category at Planet Rock’s The Rocks Awards.
And previous single A Matter Of Opinion was voted Classic Rock Magazine’s Track Of The Week.
Completed during last month’s second lockdown, 1993 represents another giant leap forward for a band on the rise.
In lead singer Kyle Tague’s own words:
“This track isn’t a dedication to 1993.
“It is more about looking back at simpler times.
“It just happened that 1993 sounded good when I sang it and a lot of cool stuff happened in that year!
“Lyrically it’s one of the quickest and easiest songs I’ve ever written.”
The verdict on 1993
Don’t be fooled by the misleading title — this is modern rock with real bite.
And as a postscript to 2020 it hits a prescient mark as Kyle Tague talks of ‘a simple time with simple things’.
Edenthorn have come a long way in seven years but 1993 offers further evidence that this is a band capable of going much, much further.
Dylan Gardner’s nimble fretwork dovetails perfectly with Tague’s persuasive tone.
And the rhythm section of Faiba Gardner (bass) and Mark Tague (drums) drives a gig-ready anthem screaming to be unleashed live.
That time will come.
Until then Christmas has come early for fans of Edenthorn’s addictive hard rock fusion.
What’s next for Edenthorn
Slots at a raft of summer festivals have been secured including a main stage berth at Planet Rockstock.
And spring’s rescheduled support slot with Those Damn Crowes is one to look out for.
The band has promised plenty more new music in 2021 following a productive period of songwriting.