Common Outlaw are one of the most popular bands in my hometown, Dover, with lot’s of buzz around their upcoming EP, “Creature Of Habit”, so it was a delight to receive a copy of their latest single, “We Can’t Go On (As Just Friends) “, taken from the EP.
The band have matured from the last few years, with a bit more rock. The first thing the single reminded me of was a cross between the Arctic Monkeys and You Me At Six. Two excellent bands.
The thing that stands out the most for me personally is the great guitar riff which runs throughout the majority of the song, from the beginning I was hooked and rather than rushing straight into the verse it was accompanied with some great backing vocals, reminiscent of The Wombats which was greatly appreciated.
I can’t wait to see the band perform live in the upcoming months as the single definitely seems like it would be even better in a live set, with the great breakdown in the latter of the song, I can definitely see the crowd getting fully behind this.
For a local band, the song is very well mixed which was a great relief as this is where bands at this level often struggle.
If the single is anything to go by, the EP is going to be amazing and may be enough to push the band further than ever before.
You can pre-order the upcoming EP, “Creature Of Habit” which is released on Saturday 10th May here.