Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, what we have here is a prime example of how beautiful and well-crafted progressive rock music can be. Bear with me if you will.


Forgetting Yesterday, a 5-piece from the Central Coast of NSW released their first EP "The Obsession Will Kill Us All" in early 2005. While I am here I will take a minute to comment on the fact that this EP is a showcase of the bands' ability to create great rock music with both powerful rock riffs and soothing melodies. With pretty much only their live performances to speak for them (let me tell you this is enough) they have managed to sell nearly 1400 copies to date.


Their latest offering is a double A-side single titled "Reds, Blues, Greens & Yellows". The two singles, "Reds & Blues" and "Greens & Yellows" are both examples of the unique Forgetting Yesterday sound. Picking up right where they left off, the boys are proving that this is only a mere taste of what is to come upon release of a debut album.


"Reds & Blues" and "Greens & Yellows" are both blends of pure emotion and passion, tinged not only with powerful guitars and pounding beats but also smooth melodic sections. The vocals are one thing that brought this band to my attention (even live they sound great). The power within this young voice is evident on these tracks. Ranging from soft and mellow to emotionally strong it leaves the listener in a state of awe.


The B-sides include an acoustic version of "A Contrast In Controversy", (from their first EP) which lends a whole new hauntingly beautiful light to a track with a previously harder rock edge. Also included is the Alanis Morissette cover "Forgiven", and whilst I don't know about singer Laurian being a Catholic girl he certainly has a voice that wouldn't be out of place in a Catholic boy's choir.


I will be watching and listening eagerly for what comes next.

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