overzealous

overzealous

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Overzealous is a group that hearkens back what is now uncommon in rock music: they produce songs, not a lamentation on negative feelings that seems to prevail in today’s world. Their music is hard but feels good.

Biography

Overzealous is a group that hearkens back what is now uncommon in rock music: they produce songs, not a lamentation on negative feelings that seems to prevail in today’s world. Their music is hard but feels good. Their sound can in some ways be seen as an homage to the pedigree of Knoxville, their hometown: one of their major influences is Superdrag, another fine band from the South. They even draw their music from groups like the Beatles and especially John Lennon’s music in particular. However, ultimately Overzealous has its own, unique sound; one that is dedicated to a catchy, melodiously infused music.

“Apples and Girls” is a tune that is extremely memorable. The guitar riff sets up a wonderful entrance while the drums and bass set up a properly party-like atmosphere for the lead singer.

“This Old Man” channels Led Zeppelin in its hard-hitting yet tuneful sensation. It seems to be a expression of grief over old age but is presented in such a cheerful, jovial way that it almost becomes an affirmation that old age is just as enjoyable as young life.

“Big City Postcards” most reminds one of John Lennon’s later music with a little Nirvana thrown in. Listening to the song is just like receiving a postcard from any big city; the guitar solo at the end somehow radiates how relaxing and yet angst-ridden it may be to come home to an apartment in downtown anywhere and attempt to unwind while the world outside bustles with life.

Discography

overzealous (self titled full-length 2001
overzealous EP 2003
Novem Soundtrack 2004
overzealous Turn To Clear Vision 2006
overzealous EP (Sony Sessions) Releasing in 2009

Set List

THIS OLD MAN
BIG CITY POSTCARDS
GIFTED
BANANAS
LOUD AND CLEAR
OH, STEREO
THE VALLEY
INSIDE YOUR MIND
APPLES AND GIRLS
BALLERINO
DARLING ONE
GET IT RIGHT
TEA FOR TWO
ALL GONE
BRUISER
GET IT RIGHT
NO APPLAUSE
SMILES IN THE SKY
THE BEGINNING
ETC ETC ETC