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“The Drawn And Quartered EP” by Fair To Midland

Artist: Fair To Midland
Title: “The Drawn And Quartered EP”
Label: Serjical Strike Records
Release Date: 11/7/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

One would think that a band shows promise when someone like Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) takes an immediate interest to the way that you are doing things. Such was the case for Fair To Midland who employ a wide diversity and genre scoping of styles as they deliver some truly tasty Hard Rock. While their full-length album is due on Tankian’s label in March 2007, this EP allows you a little teaser enjoyment while you are waiting. Four songs are often more than enough to pique ones interest and prompt additional research into a band and what better way to reinforce this than with demos and live recordings. FTM give you two of their original demos, which are now in a cleaner and sleek production as well as a couple of performances that really do a good job of capturing the vibe of the group in a concert setting. “A Seafarer’s Knot” is a particularly adventurous song that shows the band holds many influences from some of the technical masters of the past.
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