Escapism is the debut album for Sydney based indie rockers Interim. Its been a long time coming for this five piece, after meeting eight years ago at high school in Toowoomba. The band recently moved from Brisbane to Sydney and recorded the album under careful watch by producer Yanto Browning. Has the wait been worth it, sure has!

Priding themselves on creating a unique sound, that’s exactly what comes across on the record. I guess eight years of ideas and demos has thrown up a range of sounds and styles. Switching between classic Indie rock, to grunge and bluesy tones with ease, its easy to imagine that these boys will capture imaginations and quickly build a strong following. Although not necessarily listed as influences, I liken them to a smooth version of Kasabian or even the Arctic Monkeys.

There is also a bit of an acoustic psychedelic vibe, almost like the more mellow Pink Floyd. There is one constant throughout though and that’s lead singer, Alec Snow’s, powerfully smooth vocals. His voice is amazing and I have little doubt he’ll transport listeners along a fourteen song musical journey that is Escapism. If you are after an easy listening funky little record to listen to while having a chilled out Sunday session, this is your ticket. Just in time for summer, check it out.

Review by Tim Nicholas

Escapism is out now and available at http://www.interimband.com/

Also, catch Interim on the following dates…

October 14 – Marcus’ Legacy Colour Run, Hervey Bay
October 20 – The Lass w/ Dave, Newcastle
December 16 – The Workers Club w/ White Summer, Melbourne

For ticket info visit: http://www.interimband.com/

Interim - Escapism Cover Art