Times Like These are a self styled Hardcore band from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. I caught these guys at the Barfly a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share them with you.
I was particularly impressed by their ability to incorporate soft and tender vocals into a hard, fast and brutal composition and make them exist seamlessly alongside one another. Far too many bands infuse the music with layer upon layer of unnecessary textures and tempo changes making the music seem confused and bloated.
But “Times Like These” know when to say when. They don’t allow ambition or delusions of grandeur to ruin the authenticity of the emotion or the simplicity of the melody. For a new band made up of guys barely cutting their teeth on the scene they are incredibly mature.
You can check them out here on their page here