Singer, songwriter Denny Scott grew up in Florida, then moved to LA for music. He and twin brother Kenny were in the band Swirl 360. Their songs were in movies such as Van Wilder, Never Been Kissed, Jack Frost, etc. Thereafter Denny branched out on his own and started Rock Paper Pistols. He released his first Ep about 5 years ago and has now followed this up with his latest EP, entitled Love Sick Symphonies Pt 1.
How many times do you hear a “great” song on the radio and buy the whole album only to be disappointed to find that “great” song surrounded by a bunch of mediocre productions? Well that won’t happen with Love Sick Symphonies Pt 1.
It’s rare for me to like an album or EP the first time I hear it. But this was love at first listen. Denny Scott delivers the kind of music you can listen to with your eyes closed and still see the sun rise on the horizon; the kind of music you blast with the car’s windows rolled down; the kind you sing along to at the top of your lungs. The songs on the EP are of an extremely high and consistent quality. Every song is enjoyable and integral to the whole EP -there are no fillers that beg to be skipped.
From the catchy opener, “Thief”, through “You Like To Fake It”, “Love Sick Storms”, My Girlfriend’s Killer” and “Reverse Rescue”, all the songs have a vast, epic quality that makes them unusually powerful compared to a lot of other modern alternative rock bands.
If you’re already been a listener of Swirl 360, or any of Denny Scott’s other projects, then you know that this EP is wicked. If on the other hand, you’ve never heard of Rock Paper Pistols or listened to them before, then crawl out from underneath that rock you’ve been living under, and grab this great EP!
When I think of ‘great’ music, I think of music that makes you feel something. Whether it gets you in the zone or inspires you, it’s ‘great’ if you come away with some feeling after listening to it. And this is exactly what Love Sick Symphonies Pt 1 delivers. Be it the driving rock rhythm of “You Like To Fake It” or the varied tempo of “Reverse Rescue”, you can be sure of ‘feeling’ something with these tracks.
Nowadays most bands don’t take the time or effort to put out a ‘good’ album let alone a ‘great’ one. But there is nothing to not like about this EP: everything just fits perfectly, lyrics, music, tone, vocals; it all fits so perfectly for Love Sick Symphonies Pt 1.
Rock Paper Pistols take you on a journey full of melodies, catchy hooks and solid heartfelt meanings. The result showcases unparalleled poise and grace together with depth and intensity. What more could you ask from a modern rock n’ roll EP!