Reviving the 70's
By Robin Ecoeur
Theo Verney is the kind of guy who likes the same kind of stuff your Dad digs. We're talking old 70's rock, Neil Young, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. The heavyweights. It's more than the classic rock sound, it's also the production methods which resonate into the rocker's head. Tight drums and big Marshall amps, going for stadium-sized rock sound which is too often overpowered by the current Lo-Fi fashion blast. In the same vein as Puppy, Theo Verney sounds like an explosion of energetic fuzzy bang!
"My creativity really doesn't reach beyond attempting to write songs".
Brain Diseases is Theo Verney at his most fuzzy and abrasive. It's the catchy rock album which will quickly and effectively define who Theo Verney is. Stuffed with killer guitar solos, infectiously sunny hooks and "personality-defining mantra" lyrics, Brain Disease will blow a lot of people's minds. It's blistering rock'n'roll...but every pound of rock'n'roll aggression is tempered by more withdrawn performances, like the slow burning Same Look In My Eyes. For us, the EP showcases the state of mind the slacker was in. He tells us he felt angry while recording the songs, and just wanted to play hard rock. Well, job done!
"My new record is a lot more mellow and considered so yes, something very very different".
Brain Disease is defined by the rich, breathtaking moments. And Verney, who plays every instrument heard on record, sounds as though he's savouring every moment and part of the process. He's currently working on his début LP to be released shortly, which is says is to be softer and more mellow.