The U.N. Band is a four-piece outfit from Thessaloniki that already counts 6 years in the local musical forefront and this is its second sonic effort after a well-received and critically acclaimed debut in 2012 (“Ulnar Nerve”). The one thing that wins you over almost instantly is the absolutely professional approach of the band when it comes to performing and presenting the songs. In other words, those guys didn’t only write a bunch of really remarkable songs but they displayed them under a well-worked, crystal clear production. This fact alone is sufficient enough to give them a few additional points as everyone knows that the majority of the Greek bands don’t pay much attention to the production aspect of their work.
From a pure musical standpoint, the U.N. Band plays a modern blues rock with a few alternative traces here and there. Personally, I was left under the impression that the quartet attempted (and succeeded for that matter) to bring forth a 70s classic rock sound and adapted it to the 21st century…but that’s just me! “Luxury Slaves”, “Artemis”, and “Thinking of You” are the standout moments while you can also get a first taste of the U.N. Band by checking their first digital single called “Ding Ding” on YouTube.
Good luck and all the best, guys!
Highlight: The band’s initials are always defined by each record release…intriguing or what?