The band 22 are and experimental four-piece from Norway, their self produced EP which is titled ‘Plastik’ was released through Best Before Records on July 4th. This is an EP that is a mash up of almost any rock music you have ever heard before and is very original, for this I congratulate the Norwegian rockers.
The one thing the drives this EP is the exceptional vocals that are on display throughout and these vocals are backed up by some music that is very experimental and sometimes brilliant. However at points the music gets lost and just becomes people making noise with instruments. This is a band I can respect because of how progressive and unafraid they are when making their music but I fear that the freedom they have is what will hinder this band. Every song is up and down like a rollercoaster and it gives the music an unsettling feel as if the band doesn’t quite know what they want to do with their talent and sound.
This is a solid EP that I’m sure will get very good feedback because of how original it is. Each track offers moments of brilliance, but they always seems to be followed by something below par that ruins what could have been a great song. I’m sure a lot of people will say that that’s just the way experimental music is, and maybe they are rite but to me it sounded like this is a band who could make amazing music one day but are not quite there yet. 5/10