13 NOV 2018 // A REVIEW BY ALEX MOULTON // SOURCE: MUZIC.NET.NZ
Bender & Lies is the latest single from This Flight Tonight, and interestingly the fourth track released from the 2018 EP Nothing to Declare, despite being the opening track of the release.
The track tows the line between raw Rock 'n Roll, and light-hearted Pop-Rock. Vocalist and principal songwriter Ralph Warren Engle a.k.a. Ralphe was a vocal style reminiscent of the Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner,
more specifically the style in their 2013 hit Do I Wanna Know?
Running at just over three and a half minutes, the track fits in with the mainstream formula for popular music, but still maintains a level of grittiness, keeping all of the string noise during chord changes in the mix.
With multiple guitars but no deep resonating bass lines, the track maintains a light and bubbly feel, compounded by the airy reverbed tone of the vocals. Ralphe makes great use of minimal instrumentation that adds to the power of sections with extra guitars and the gradual builds.
Light and consistently paced, Bender & Lies will make a great song to add to the roadtrip playlist for the coming Summer.
LATEST NEWS - 2nd November 2018
With the recent crowdfunding success from few months back, our team is preparing for filming one new music video in 2019, with a handful of new songs as we go.
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RALPHE.CO.NZ / New Releases
Kia Ora from New Zealand
Hello dear friend and fan of "This Flight Tonight" music. A string of new releases this year! Hear more on our releases page.
- 02 Nov 18 'Bender & Lies' added to 'Nothing to Declare'
- 15 Sep 18 'When's Our Number' added to 'Nothing to Declare'
- 13 Jul 18 'Catch the Red-eye' added to 'Doubting Words'
- 18 Jun 18 'Love Unwritten' added to 'Nothing to Declare'
- 25 May 18 'Know This Feeling' added to 'Nothing to Declare'
- 20 Jan 18 'Love Hurts' added to 'Doubting Words'
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