15 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Some Kind of Salvation, the Features blend punchy power pop with skewed Southern rock (think Kings of Leon, a band they’ve toured with) and create a set of energetic, infectious songs. Hailing from Tennessee, this is the band’s second full-length release and with a front line of riff-heavy electric guitar and chiming keyboards, the album features an impressive number of memorable hooks and catchy choruses, the best of which may be the terrific “Lions.” There are also driving horns (“The Drawing Board, “Wooden Heart”), rowdy rave-ups (“The Temporary Blues”), a great left-field selection riding an unexpected synth beat that quickly grows on you (“Concrete”), and a pair of soulful ballads (“The Gates of Hell,” “Baby’s Hammer”). The songs are sharp, the lyrics clever and interesting, and lead singer and guitarist Matt Pelham has a powerful and evocative voice that really gets these tunes across. Raw and unpretentious, Some Kind of Salvation is a fun album that delivers the goods.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Some Kind of Salvation, the Features blend punchy power pop with skewed Southern rock (think Kings of Leon, a band they’ve toured with) and create a set of energetic, infectious songs. Hailing from Tennessee, this is the band’s second full-length release and with a front line of riff-heavy electric guitar and chiming keyboards, the album features an impressive number of memorable hooks and catchy choruses, the best of which may be the terrific “Lions.” There are also driving horns (“The Drawing Board, “Wooden Heart”), rowdy rave-ups (“The Temporary Blues”), a great left-field selection riding an unexpected synth beat that quickly grows on you (“Concrete”), and a pair of soulful ballads (“The Gates of Hell,” “Baby’s Hammer”). The songs are sharp, the lyrics clever and interesting, and lead singer and guitarist Matt Pelham has a powerful and evocative voice that really gets these tunes across. Raw and unpretentious, Some Kind of Salvation is a fun album that delivers the goods.

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