Disclaimer: I am in no way bias in this blog post just because I personally know Rigid Soul, this is my own opinion.
There are 2 types of ‘rock’ bands nowadays. Firstly, there’s the band that holds their guitars so high up their chest that it just looks ridiculous. They’re clad in patterned shirts or denim jackets, and you can’t forget the beanie. They try so hard to mimic indie bands such as Foals or Bastille. (Why would you want to be anything like Bastille? They’re terrible.)
Secondly, you have the ‘rock’ band that overall just tries too hard. Either it’s trying too hard to have a certain attitude like Kurt Cobain, where it just becomes cringey to watch, or they try too hard to produce their ‘original’ music, which ends up sounding just like any other commercial rock band today.
So there’s either stereotypical indie or harder rock bands. But which do Rigid Soul come under? Neither.
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