Brigg Fair’s recent release Kill Yourself For Change is an album that has a fair amount of beauty to it from it’s cleverly orchestrated musical attributes to its poetic narrative that is emotionally fuelled by lead singer Geoff Ereth’s passionate voice. There will be instant comparisons to bands like Coldplay and Splender at first glance. The album is most definitely piano driven and Ereth’s voice does sound extremely similar to that of Coldplay singer Chris Martin, but I think at its core Ereth was going more for a Jeff Buckley like delivery. Either way the comparison is a hard one to break away from, especially with the combination of similar vocals and the piano element in a laid back atmosphere.
What pushed the album a bit away from the comparison spectrum is that it does have its only little poetic niche in some songs that you wont find on a Coldplay album. Ereth has commented that he was never too into writing lyrics and recording them when they had a direct line to his own personal life but that he decided to go that route this album. Like a page ripped from a poetic journal I Gave You Blood, Departures, and Jolene have a real personal quality to them that make them captivating.
Another interesting aspect of the album was that the band played every song live, giving themselves about 8 takes to make it happen. That means everything you hear was all done at the same time, in the same church studio the band created the album in, and that’s pretty impressive considering how perfect the album came out. Just keep that in mind when listening to the album. My guess, these guys are fantastic in concert. As always final judgment is yours. Enjoy.