InSITE editor Naomi Allaway checks out this fun lovin' band's unique song writing talent with her review of their latest album.
A band relatively unknown in Britain and based in San Fransisco, Even Elroy, have produced their second album entitled Nothing’s Really Changed. The band was formed in 2003 with Jeff Michaels (vocals/piano), Ryan Machamer (drums/backing vocals), Scott Barken (guitar, vocals) and Adam Thorsness (bass).
This second album is laid back with a slight folk influence in their music, though being predominantly piano based rock. There is a great protruding melody that comes out in each tune and every one of their songs and catchy lyrics that make sure you don’t forget them in a hurry.
Going Nowhere is the first of ten songs on the album and it has a definite upbeat manner. Another really good song from the album, Ballad of Tommy Lee Jones, describing how even Hollywood stars like Tommy Lee Jones are just ordinary people.
One of my favourite songs from the album would probably be Wanna Meet Katie, which was the first song I heard and what led me to seek out Even Elroy’s music. Wanna Meet Katie inspired Even Elroy to come up with their “Katie Campaign” on MySpace, in which they are trying to meet every person named Katie in the world.
The album is so varied with different styles coming through. Some are definitely epic ballads while others have a more radio friendly rock feel to them and all the songs are mixed so well with great melodies and harmonies that the album is hard not to like. It’s definitely worth a listen.
You can hear all the tracks from Nothing’s Really Changed on their website. Check out: