Review : Cabezudos – Calling Your Name

Calling Your Name is the latest single from Liverpool rock band Cabezudos, a group already making a name for themselves as one of the most different young bands currently on the independent scene – a reputation clearly deserved and clear to see on this new three minute romp that brings together a host of influences whilst carving out their own Cabezudos sound.

The first thing that stands out is the passionate lyrical theming and raspy, gritty vocals that perfectly compliment the backdrop blend of rocking guitars and driving drums. Whilst it would have been nice for the guitars to shine through a little more in the production giving a touch of extra vibrancy to the track, their current placement in the mix does fit the dirty wall of sound style.

Up to about the halfway mark, things are pretty standard rock and roll, nothing too out of the ordinary. But that’s when the killer brass section comes in, teaming mariachi vibes, stadium rock epicness and Cabezudos vision. I really hope that the brass elements are able to be replicated live through sampling, or even a trumpet player, as the song just wouldn’t be the same without it.

I would even go as far as to say that they are my favourite part of it.  This is easily Cabezudo’s best single to date, and when compared with the rather unremarkable Tempting Fate, its easy to see that more work has been put into this song to give it an edge and a charm to set it apart from the rest. Their ambition here has paid off in a big way and it will be exciting to see where Cabezudos take things next.

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