The boys are back for the trilogy!
That’s right, The Idle Silence have returned once more for their third Antix review. As soon as I saw that the boys had released another single, I knew that we had to have them back!
This particular song just shows the versatility of the band. When you look back at the band’s previous songs, you realise that you seem to get a different style than before. The first song we reviewed was called “Dark Matter”, a really dark fusion of The Ramones meets Nirvana. Their second track "Close”, very much reminiscent of Green Days Dookie record. And now “The Message Gets Confused”. So, what exactly does the latest Idle Silence track sound like?
Simply put, it’s a really interesting indie rock song that’s driven by a bass lick and simple drum beat with guitars floating around a little lower in the mix. To me, it is very reminiscent of Paramore's “This Is Why”. It’s a really cool and funky song. This is what makes the band so interesting and intriguing in my opinion. They aren’t just sticking to one style of music, they’re experimenting and exploring new things which is exactly how you grow a fan base. But don’t worry, if you aren’t digging the chill indie vibe, then there’s a twist.
Halfway through the song, the tempo is doubled and goes into this really heavy rock bridge that is similar to The Idle Silence’ first song “Dark Matter”. It goes from this chill festival tune to an energetic mosh song, before returning back to the original style that the rest of the song was in. It’s almost like you’re watching one band on tv, before changing the channel and catching a glimpse of a completely different style band momentarily, before switching back to the first channel. Definitely see why they’ve called it “The Message Gets Confused”.
What more can I say about the boys? They smash it every time. So it’s about time that they earned their highest rating yet.
Frazer Mitchell - Producer, DJ, and Events Coordinator at Antix Music Network