A new band is here to invade your playlists and record players – aliensdontringdoorbells. Consisting of Dorian Foyil (Guitar, Sax and Lead Vocals), Adam King (Lead and Backing Vocals) and Christian Pearl (Keyboards and Backing Vocals) this band have released their debut album ‘Arrival’.
Enlisting Jeff Kanan who engineered Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album to record and produce the album, aliensdontringdoorbells nestled down in The Keep Studios in Denver, Colorado and set to work.
Kicking things off with ‘Slipping Away’, the track is about a girl who gets dressed up to go out so you think you are gonna lose her. However, what is really clever about this song (in addition to the slick production and first class musicianship as the “girl” could be someone’s wife, girlfriend or partner or she could be someone’s daughter who is watching her grow up and he feels like he is going to lose her to the party lifestyle for example. A well-written song that really makes the listener think.
The emotional rollercoaster ‘Story’ touches on themes of a protective nature of a parent/child relationship bundled together with sheer honesty. The heartfelt delivery and pleasant-sounding acoustic guitar gives the song the opportunity to flourish.
The lively ‘The Heart Is In Her Eyes’ has a warm familiar feeling with the arrangement sounding at times like Billy Ocean’s ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’. A future live favourite perhaps?
‘Blind To See’ sounds like a Daft Punk and Take That collaboration and is a funk soaked offering and ‘Missing Pieces’ has beautiful flurries of piano that swirl throughout.
In summary, ‘Arrival’ has allowed aliensdontringdoorbells to experiment musically with blues, rock, funk, pop and even hip-hop to create something for everyone to enjoy whilst keeping their own stamp of originality.