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The Empty Vessels / Press

“And from an unashamedly indie rock band to an unashamedly hard rock band. "I need a change back to the way things were", exclaims Empty Vessels vocalist Matt Greenham, possessor of a prodigious set of pipes. It's not exactly news, though - you could guess as much from his band's hyperretro songs, which strut and swagger like Tom Jones fronting Led Zeppelin. Indeed, so red-blooded, tight-trousered and testosterone-fuelled are they that they're probably capable of impregnating blushing ladies at fifty paces. You've heard of cock rock? Well, Empty Vessels' modus operandi is to make everyone else sound like erectile dysfunction rock. Job done.”

"While the local metal scene continues to blossom, Empty Vessels stole the show with this unadulterated slab of classic 70s rock, Hendrix, Led Zep and Blue Cheer fighting a monstrous psychedelic blues war over which Matt Greenham's simply huge voice boomed like Norse god. In the very best sort of way, it sounded like the past 30 years of musical evolution never happened!"

"It moves me, well that moves me go and see the Empty Vessels live and loud."

"The Empty Vessels have only been around for just over a year. A self described blues/rock band, they seem to honour all the greats from this music canon. The singer's distinctive, powerful vocal has an obvious Robert Plant influence, and you can't really go wrong with that, can you? It's this, and the muscular energy in the music, that makes their sound an instant crowd pleaser..."