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"Surveillance State EP - review"


‘These three tracks from Inner Voices are so good they leave you wanting much more. Strong well constructed songs that pulsate with raw emotion. The lead vocalist is very unique and compliments these powerful tracks.

"My Aberration " shows to great effect the unusual quality of homeboy's voice he is at once romantic and rocking, leaving you heartbroken with the depth of his despair. "Carbon Shadow" is lyrically brilliant jumping from soft sap to chilling emotionalism - "when you get ready for the final mission,you can't think about the past. You only think about what waits for you in heaven". This ain't breviary stuff !.

By far though my favorite is Surveillance State. The melody and rhythm carry me past anything Coldplay has done and may border on genius. The sounds are revolutionary and the songwriting is excellent. 5 stars !!’ (March/April 2009)

Carl Bourelly

- The Wave

"Surveillance State EP - review"

Inner Voices – Surveillance State EP

Inner Voices is the project of Adam Brierly and debut EP ‘Surveillance State’ is filled with guts and attacks society in a way not many others would dare. The lyrics on opener ‘Surveillance State’ contain an angsty undertone: “So render your profile, with hits you made last/Building monuments, with your virtual past!” It’s energy filled and the combination of electro breakbeats with guitars and emotive lyrics help separate Inner Voices from the pack. On ‘Carbon Shadow’ the electro influences are more evident as Adam tackles the sensitive issue of religion with the powerful booming of “You will never stuff, never stuff this war”. The lyrics on this track are easily the best on the EP, further attacking religious blasphemy with the energetic wailing “When your time has come/what shadows your memories with the things that you’ve done.”

‘My Aberration’ opens more peacefully with soft guitars but the chorus soon kicks in and the indie-electro mania soon takes over. Again the energy in the vocals is remarkable and the persistent of this through the EP is a magnificent achievement. The track is self produced and self mastered which shows the talents of this young man, the lyrics again are spot on; “Airbrush lines around my eyes/Paint dark clouds make them white/But through the eye of your lens this is me.

” The album version of opener ‘Surveillance State’ which closes the EP is a massive achievement. The track seems reborn with a better sound and tone. The electro-synth is more spot on and the guitars ring more clearly – the sound is a brilliant achievement and closes the EP beautifully. It differs from the homemade approach on the other tracks and the echoes of the guitars prove to help the mood.

The entire EP is a brilliant musical accomplishment – it’s filled with the balls that most artists seem to be lacking, and the unique electro-guitar sound ensures that this excellence exceeds the excellent songwriting – this is borderline genius.

There goes the Fear (Surveillance State EP review)

Thom Morgan
Feb2009 13

- There goes the Fear

"Surveillance State EP - review"

Perhaps in response to a Dreadful World Economy.The destruction of our own planet,Big Brother,Our Own Mortality.Out of all that come those who write a message in Music about their own personal feelings.Perhaps through these thoughts and feelings we are presented with the Most Passionate and Powerful Music anywhere.You put Your work in my hands and I want to feel 3 things.Something Physical,Something Emotional and Something Intellectual.If I feel at least 2 of those then the review is most definateley going to be positive..The Work I am about to review left me feeling all three.The Artist and The Music I would like to introduce to you is.....

Inner Voices 'Surveillance State'.For more information Go to Progressive/Rock/Electro

Three tracks have been reviewed over many hours,the fact it comes down to a few minutes reading does not detract from the intense listening we have undergone to reach our conclusion.Each track sends out a message and it is up to you the listener to take out of each message what you will.Either way the whole catalogue is Extremeley Powerful and Poignant.

Track 1-'Surveillance State'......Neat Start to kick this track in, accompanied with a nice Beat.No sooner said and the powers up and the drama starts kicking in.The Instrumentation Feels Raunchy,it feels Groovy, Deep and Edgy and hey that beats pumping out.The Vocals are in stable and precise mode-for the moment that is.This man is making sure you get a message through his music.Then the tempos up and the music piles in behind the vocalist and he raises the game.The Vocals are coming at you such is the passion this guy is feeling about his Music and the words there-in.The Lyrics are Emotive,this is a Powerful Track and with human interaction the composition is terrific and has a Strong Message.This man has got his own unique and inimitable style,he sings with courage and determination and he puts his music together much the same.

Track 2-'Carbon Shadow'....No doubt about it,a deliberate slow start to the track with Synth that makes it feel cool and easy.It sounds just like the organ player at a church wedding is wiling the time away waiting for the bride to arrive before her wedding. But hey dont be decieved,if you know this mans work you know thats not gonna last.There,s a hell of a nice beat going on I know that ,and then 14 seconds into the track BLAST,the Powers on,The Volumes up and the wedding is off.Suddenly the mood is heavy and your in a different mode.The track has changed its personality,it sounds gutsy,raunchy,earthy and its power driven and there is alot of deep groove embedded in their.This is really hot stuff and there is a big drama going on within.The man has been clever and given a complete twist to what you thought the track might have been.The Vocals are Intense,determined and Inviting, underpinned by a Huge wave of Instrumentation.One brilliant track.

Track 3-'My Abberation'...A Brilliant Track.Kicks off with the sound of a soft Spanish guitar and the vocals are totally laid back,very nice indeed.The line comes in 'Do you capture the Touch',sounds nice and easy, but sureley this is not what we have come to expect from this man,a ballad! that would be unthinkable or would it?.You get the feeling however that something along the way is going to happen but you are not quite sure when.Happen it does can feel the track building,you feel the momentum increasing and you hear the instrumentation piling in on you.The Man has created so many twists and turns on this track it is hard to work out what he is going to do next.The big attack on your audio senses really kicks in at 1.50secs,but the best attack in terms of power grabs you at 3.24secs and boy its brilliant.The Vocals once again are in loud and clear and desperate to relay a message to you.This is a Class track.

'Inner Voices' is One Man.A Remarkable man called Adam Brierley and he has delivered his own unique slant on how Electro has and could and may sound in the future.Amazing work from One Amazing Man.
- Music Man the Journey

"My Aberration - review" - Insiders guide

"First Demo CD April07"

Inner Voices - Demo CD
Inner Voices is an unsigned artist from Horwich near Bolton. He sent us four sample tracks from his upcoming CD, which should be available later this year. Described by a fan as having a similar sound to O.M.D (you know..Enola Gay, Electricity etc..) we looked forward to slipping the demo into the stereo….So once the post arrived, we did just that, and here’s what we made of his tracks….

Adam Brierly aka Inner Voices has a great and catchy synth pop sound. Claiming to be a ‘virtual act’ he has yet to go on tour and play live events. My initial listen to the CD was a pleasurable experience. A strong delivery of vocals fused with electro beats and the odd bit of crunching guitar took me back to the days of the new-romantics.
The first track – ‘Ice Breaker’ is my favourite on the CD, kicking off with electro sounds and continuing on into a glistening danceable classic. The track is reminiscent of my favourite 80s popstars. Edgy guitar lines and the strength of Brierley’s voice coupled with the emotive lyrics, bring an incredible sense of boldness this track; sophisticated pop-rock at it’s finest.
After enjoying the first track so much I was a little disappointed in the second, which seemed a much slower and depressing track. Having said that, it certainly shows that Inner Voices does have range in the talent pool. ‘Bend Your Mind’ is about a past relationship and it features guest vocals from Ruth Jenkins. Revealing a darker side in lyrics and sound, the track, though beautiful in it’s own right doesn’t seem to gel with the others on the album. As the CD is largely experimental, I suppose I should have expected something a little different.
Track three takes us back to more powerful melodies and vocals. Entitled ‘Chains ‘ the tinkling piano track swells from quiet thoughts into a positive short-lived euphoria which could challenge the likes of Spandau Ballet. The track sent delightful chills down my spine whilst putting a smile on my face. It’s easy to see why radio stations have started pushing Inner Voices tracks.
‘Drift’, the final track is an excellent finish to the CD, a slower and yet powerful song about a love and loss. The synths add colour to the track though don’t dominate it. The balladic offering builds an atmosphere of melancholy yet gives us a taste of creative strength. You can’t help but marvel at the depth tones of this track, I could see that it was not only a piece of music, but a tuneful piece of art. This song left me wanting more….And I can bet that’s exactly what he wanted me to feel.
Those looking for a modern take on the new-romantics are likely to really enjoy and love the sounds of Inner Voices. Those looking for something totally unique may feel a little disappointed with the CD as I can’t help but feel some songs are a re-hash of what has already been done before. I’m not saying the album is a total product of 80s nostalgia as it certainly has a new sound but some elements of the demo can seem a little dated in parts. That said, the album does have a wonderful sense of dynamics that will keep the listener hanging in there from beginning to end and still leave them wanting more.
Overall I’d say Inner Voices launches a fantastic pop-assault of experimental and bold sounds. He manages to combine lush melodies with low-key synths and interesting guitar. With a little more development, I can see Inner Voices filling future CDs with arena-ready material. The whole album is a solid starter and I expect to hear more big, upbeat tunes coming from Inner Voices in the near future. For a home recorded and released CD, there’s great production and sound quality, I listened to it on a few different stereos and noticed a lot more work in the complex midi backing tracks once I used a better sound system.
I’d love to see this ‘virtual act’ get out on tour with a decent backing band, he certainly has the potential to put a fresh sound in the ears of those who thought that ‘new romanticism’ was dead and gone.
Fans of Duran Duran, A-Ha and Erasure should definitely be heading to to listen to some tunes for yourselves.
Support Inner Voices, don’t let him drift away..
This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 at 12:59 pm
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Playlisted on:
Dave Charles - Harborough FM
Barry Wilson, Alternation - Newcastle NE1 FM
Smithy, Indie experience - XND Radio Scotland
The BCB Sessions - Bradford BCB 106.6FM
Radio Gets Wild, indie and unsigned show (Dee)
Nervecast Radio
River Gibbs FM - Phil Orange
Mike Brown Radio Show on Seaside FM 105.3
Suck My Sound - W-FM Manchester
Ian Fraser's SRD Rock Radio Show - Radio Lutterworth 97.5 FM
SRD Rock show (18th August 2008) podcast
Preston FM 103.2 - Tom Green
Flat Iron Show (Miss B) - Chorley FM (Sep/Oct)
BBC Radio (Lancashire)
The Nighhawk - 7 Waves Radio (Merseyside)
UIC Radio Chicago (DJ John Rose)



14 awards from Famegames
2 semi-finalist positions in UK Songwriters competition
Number one positions on Britband charts
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