With this incredibly atmospheric, poetically captivating new single “BY YOUR SIDE,” “Guise,” a particular favorite worth cranking up the volume for and a name you don’t forget, leans towards immersive, modestly experimental yet humble pop-rock.
Guise is a three-piece band from Liverpool that showcases some of the best musicians the city has to offer. Guise is a melodically driven rock band with a lot of ‘pop-factor,’ with many hooks in the choruses. Combining sounds from the rough riffs of the 1970s to the melodically laced overtones of the 1980s and finishing with a stunning yet glossy visual.
If you’re new to the Guise sound, the latest release BY YOUR SIDE is a great place to start because it rapidly demonstrates just how great this three-piece band set-up is.
The weight of Guise’s soundscapes prove progressively astounding as a three-piece extraordinaire band — the full-band sound is a treat and complements the clear passion of the writing and singing with ease.
Recognizable voices lead the way, slightly light but expressive, and contrast nicely with the deep and complete soundscape surrounding them. The hook’s fair resolution is superb, allowing for actual impact despite the weight of other elements.
BY YOUR SIDE has a pop-rock atmosphere that progresses in a distinctive structural form, with numerous layers of drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, and vocals.
The verses, in particular, are incredibly vast, with the tune initially sounding like an indie rock before veering off into higher pastures. It incorporates elements of different alt-rock styles.