The new self-titled EP from Lincoln rock trio Kill the Ideal packs a punch. This may be partly down to them working with Lower Than Atlantis guitarist Ben Sansom. It may also be frontman Ash Wilson’s impassioned lyrics fuelled by growing up as a victim of bullying. Whatever the combination of reasons may be, there’s no denying that this 6-track EP is up there the cream of the UK rock crop. The question is have they done enough to establish their own identity? Opening stomper ‘Dangerous!’ is the most reminiscent of LTA’s signature foundation-shaking sound. ‘Crazy’ channels a vibe of Three Days Grace and ‘Indecisive’ wouldn’t be out of place at a You Me At Six concert.
Their sound is awesome, what they need now is a defining factor which makes people say “That sounds like Kill the Ideal!”.
Words: Will Hunt
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