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Album Reviews : Figures – Figures EP

By on September 16, 2016

11219044_460456854156138_457449886478305496_nI’m a fan of Figures. Not normally how I’d start an objective review of any bands EP, but this band has impressed me straight away, and I can say without question that I bloody love what they do and I want everyone else to dig it as much as I do.

Obviously that can never happen with music, one man’s beat is another man’s noise as they say. Music is subjective, but there’s no denying that Figures are doing things right, whether it’s your vibe or not, it’s abundantly clear. Their 4 track EP is being launch at the Evelyn in Melbourne on the 23rd of this month, and if there’s not a full house for this, there will be soon.

The opening track, and current single “Filter” is fantastic, and as much as I don’t want to label a band too much, Figures has a progressive hard rock sound, think Karnivool and Dead Letter Circus and you’re not far off the mark. But it’s more than just the genre that appeals to me, this band is tight, layered, textured, with really great song writing structure.

Track 3, “Vice”, is a shining example of that, the vocals of Mark Tronson are powerful, passionate and vulnerable, the drum production is absolutely incredible, in fact production all round is pretty damn amazing (I really should have found out who produced this, it’s world class and a credit to them).

By the time you get to the closing track, “Emoticonic”, your head is in full tilt mode, totally swept up in what Figures are doing and you’ll be heading back to start over again, yes it’s really that good.


Higgo is a radio announcer of 16 years, most recently at Triple M where he hosted 4 shows including the metal show Distortion nationally. He also writes for Heavy Magazine, and hosts a weekly podcast called Distortion. You should follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.