I will be the first person to admit that when it comes to my musical preferences, I tend to learn towards pop. So, when I first listened to Gentlemen Rogues, who fall into a more alternative rock/punk category, I was pleasantly surprised.
At first, on the surface, they have a somewhat familiar sound. Part of me felt like I was transported back to high school, when my significant other used to play Blink 182 albums on loop, which isn’t such a bad thing.
Once you get past the surface though and really listen to the music, there is a lot more to be found. These guys are passionate and it is evident in their complex musicality as well as the intense emotion in the singer’s voice.
I found their lyrics and clever twists on clichés intriguing and intelligent, especially in the songs “Mocking Love Out of Nothing at All” and “Thin as Thieves.”
A History So Repeating is the second collection of music released by Gentlemen Rogues, I think it’s safe to say they are well on their way to carving out a space for themselves in music and paving the way for future punk/alternative bands in the future.