Published Apr 20, 2016Since January of last year, TWRP have released three EPs and a killer music video, and show no signs of slowing down. Their most recent release, Guardians of the Zone, at times shows a very different side of the funky space travelers, but still brings it home in that classic TWRP style by the end.
The first half of this six-song EP showcases a TWRP more earthbound than the alien synth-rock outfit have ever been, trading in keytars for organs, rototoms for soul claps and bass solos for slightly funkier bass solos. Nothing shows this better than the soulful jam "Makin' a Move," which features guest vocalist Lydia Persaud channelling a classic disco diva who gets drenched in electronic goodness.
Thankfully, TWRP haven't lost their knack for a great joke, ending the EP with the theme song to what could only be the greatest '80s cartoon, "Groove Crusaders." This song not only includes some of the EP's catchiest riffs, but a voiceover detailing the adventures of the titular crusaders, giving the band a chance to play around even more than the already ultra-fun EP already allowed. (Independent)