On this evening however, ‘Project Bottlecap’ was the headliner, and it’s about time, their professionalism and determination shows they’re ready and willing. ‘Project Bottlecap,’ a Quintet hailing from Indianapolis is Adam (Bass), Brad (Rhythm Guitar), Dan (Drums), Jasin (Lead Guitar, Back-up Vocals), and Pat (Lead Vocals). Although Jasin writes the framework of the music, and Pat writes the lyrics, all the members of the band do their part in adding their own creativity and talent to each song, a riff here or a melody there, the signature of all the members can be found branded into every song, bringing you a completely unique and eclectic style. Performing live they have a great stage presence, and really put on a show, giving people something to see whether it’s leaping guitarists or the flailing singer Pat yelling emotive vocals into the mic with a voice that grabs your attention. The closest description is like the roar of some fantastic animal that sticks in your head, inclining your animal instincts to return the call by singing along in chorus, not in words but mocking the sound. A little hard to make out everything that’s being sung, what lyrics can be distinguished hint at some very meaningful thoughts and powerful feelings that can also be read in the passion of the singers face.
All the artists, while simultaneously entertaining the audience with their energy, also seem to retreat with glossed eyes, absorbed by their music, each member doing their own thing, playing in nearly every direction at once, but somehow managing to bring it all together in a kaleidoscope of sounds. Walking a very fine, thin line, like an edged tight rope, one misstep yielding perilously cacophonous results, but these boys are on their game, presenting to the listener what could only be described as a harsh and textured beauty. With roots to ‘The Ataris’ and similar qualities to bands like ‘Thursday’ or ‘Yellowcard’ you might consider classifying this band as emo, or hardcore punk, or maybe indie rock, or pop, but it’s too hard to define, just a fraction away from being defined as anything. Rather, ‘Project Bottlecap’ goes about forging the way to making a classification all their own.
Whatever it is, you know it’s good, an up and coming band, which clearly has the potential to be great. - Review by, Michael Delgado Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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