Hailing from Norwich, .Sub have the potential to do what BBC comic creation Alan Partridge tried to do and put their home city on the map. Yet the world is full of angst rockers and this first EP suggests promise but no consistency in excellence.
For a lead-off track, the title song takes a while to get going. Yet ninety seconds in, Adam Chamberlin's vocals are elevated to a Thom Yorke-style falsetto whilst guitars and drums veer off to another melodic tangent. It's a very good beginning to an EP. The remaining songs strive for greatness but don't quite reach it. 'Radio Broadcast' features plenty of intense, howling guitars but forgets a melody. The more considered approach is effective for the elegiac 'Feeding Time' where an eerie undertow is always present. The quartet of songs is completed by 'Nausea'; a crisp, electronic number that promises a lot but doesn't quite build into a hook. 'Gotterdammerung' is a solid start but the true proof of .Sub's worth will be their first album where they must compete with a multitude of other bands influenced by Radiohead.