Brocade – Like You Were Here (Independent)

The debut effort from Calgary trio Brocade touches upon a number of different influences throughout the eight songs feature on Like You Were Here. Boasting a relatively clean guitar tone, melody reigns supreme for these Albertans, using their knack for the melodious to their advantage. The rock group delivers more than a few standout tracks including first single Riot Riot, album opener She Speaks Cruel, Kitchen Sinks and Better Than This. If anything, Brocade capably prove that memorable songs win out over volume on almost any given day.