By AJ Phink
Scotland’s Donnie Willow will be releasing their latest EP, Exhibition, on the 9th June via Sunbird Records, their latest release follows on from their critically acclaimed 2016 mini album, Inhale Exhale. Donnie Willow have been building a reputation through relentless touring and explosive live shows and have been steadily attracting an increasing level of exposure on national radio and in print, the release of their latest EP, and the accompanying UK tour, can only build on the buzz around this Glaswegian trio.
Exhibition is an impressive, heartfelt and varied four tracks of alt rock that boasts intricate guitar lines and interwoven vocal harmonies that crash into expansive choruses. The EP kicks off with a squall of feedback that becomes the heavyweight riff of Stuck, this is a track that carries a hefty level of alt rock grunt and is the perfect opener before the darker and heavier Blessed Company kicks in. Toys continues with the darker feel of the EP before the more melodic closing track, I Still Remember, eases you out of the Exhibition with the most radio friendly moment on the EP.
This is a heavyweight EP of alt rock that largely avoids the clichés of many of their peers, and you get the impression that Donnie Willow are a band that forge their own path, Exhibition is an original EP that combines post hardcore rage with a slick alt rock delivery to produce an impressive and hard hitting four track EP. Donnie Willow cite the likes of Reuben, Glassjaw, Deftones, Arcane Roots, Basement and Tubelord as influences, and if you’re in anyway a fan of those bands then you’ll need become acquainted with Donnie Willow as the Exhibition EP indicates that the Glaswegian trio are on course to exceed the achievements of the bands that inspired them.
You can order the Exhibition EP from the 9th June via Sunbird Records here