Tuesday, 20 January 2015


Genre - Post Hardcore, Melodic Hardcore, Alternative, Punk
Label - Self Released
Track listing:
01 - Sleep Paralysis
02 - Ariadne (acoustic)
03 - Cellardoor (acoustic)
04 - Karma Never Sleeps (acoustic)
05 - Philophobia pt 1 (acoustic)
06 - Philophobia pt 2 (acoustic)

Portuguese Post Hardcore titans ASH IS A ROBOT return with their second release in the form of SYMPATHETIC VIBRATION, an acoustic themed EP.
ASH IS A ROBOT started in 2012 in Setubal, Portugal and has gained the labels of a Post Hardcore / Melodic Hardcore / Alternative / Punk band. As a newly formed unit, the band wasted no time in delving into the local underground scene to play live and get their name out to new fans. All the members came from other bands allowing them to dive into making their first Self-Titled album with ease. The band went on to playing more than 100 shows following the album release playing with acts like BURY TOMORROW and MORE THAN A THOUSAND.
After the success of the album and the sheer amount of fans the band received in such a short space of time, they wanted to quickly show an alternate side to their musical abilities and that’s where the new EP – SYMPATHETIC VIBRATION steps in. The EP features acoustic reworks of songs from the first album along with a brand new song that is being released as a single. Vocalist Cláudio Anibal said “We not sure if this EP will be a challenge for the fans that might be used to what we have done so far but for us it’s a challenge in itself, maybe a bigger challenge for us than the fans. Sometimes limits help you to stretch the boundaries and find new ways. That’s what we wanted by imposing the acoustic element
It really is great to hear bands pushing themselves and showcasing different sides to themselves as opposed to just repeating the formula that has previously worked for them. Sympathetic Vibration
 really does show the delicate side of Ash Is A Robot and makes for a really enjoyable 20 minute distraction from their usual blend of angst fuelled onslaught.

This is a great little EP and well worth checking out, specially for pre-existing fans of the band who might be surprised has to just how good songwriters they are!

Well worth checking out!

Rating - 9/10

Catch Ash Is A Robot on tour next month!

The Tour dates for the SLEEP PARALYSIS UK tour are

February 2015
5th Mcleans Pub, Deeside (Wales)
6th Club 85, Hitchin (England)
7th Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa (England)
8th Picture House, Stratford on Avon (England)
9th Aberdeen TBC (Scotland)
10th Opium, Edinburgh (Scotland)
12th Firefly, Worchester (England)
13th Fortytwo, Worthing (England)
14th The Bridge, Shefford (England)
16th Southsea Live, Sheffield (England)

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