After a year of heavy touring, Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son have released their eponymous EP. With boundless energy, driving guitars, and catchy choruses that beg you to shout along, Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son works to convey all the spirit of a live show by a band that truly seems to love what they do.
The band wastes no time getting down to business with “Empty Passenger Seats.” Mahoney’s growly vocals infuse just the right amount of punk-rock whine over the pounding drums and guitars, and leave this first track with a shouting refrain to get you pumped up—but don’t get too excited yet. Things are just getting started.
This EP feels nostalgic in a nice way, yet the lyrics are forward-thinking and optimistic. “Called it Quits” and “Lorraine” provide a slower, calmer interlude while maintaining the sharp attitude that runs through the EP as a whole. “It’ll never be the same, it’ll never be the same, Lorraine,” Mahoney sings, giving the listener the feeling that we are in a time of uncertainty and transition, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.