On Tuesday 24th of March, Limerick based indie rock trio Point Taken launched their first EP, The Static Windup. The band, comprised of vocalist and bassist Jared Nadin, drummer Evan Berry and guitarist Jacob Woulfe formed in 2018 after being friends for many years, and they have been performing, writing and recording ever since.
Their debut EP is comprised of five songs, which were written and recorded between their bedrooms and home studios. Despite this, it is evident that a lot of hard work has gone into this EP. Two of the songs from this EP had already been released on Spotify prior to this release, which clearly shows the band’s eagerness to get their music out for the world to hear! The EP explores various themes such as determination, loss and change. Nadin’s vocals are strong and driven throughout these songs and both Berry and Woulfe add some distinctive riffs and drum beats, which compliment Nadin’s vocals perfectly.
In addition to this, the tempo of the songs change throughout the EP, from the slower, mellow sounding ‘Spark’, to the catchy and upbeat sounding ‘Between the Deaf and the Voiceless’. The band are diverse in their sound because of this, meaning that their music is likely to appeal to lovers of indie, rock, pop, punk and grunge music.
They draw influence from artists such as Panic! at the Disco, Biffy Clyro, Green Day and Queens of the Stone Age, however, artists such as Fangclub and The Clockworks can be heard in their music when listening to this EP. It is clear that the band have not only put a lot of time, but also a lot of love into these songs.
Point Taken were meant to be holding a launch gig for the EP recently but unfortunately, have had to postpone this due to the Corona Virus. The gig will be going ahead at a later date and the night is promised to be a high energy one! Keep an eye on their social media for all updates in relation to this!
You can listen to the brilliant ‘The Static Windup’ by Point Taken on Spotify here!