Review: Clement Marfo & The Frontline – Mayhem

The year 2012 isn’t shaping up too badly at all for the UK with the London Olympics soon to be the centerpiece of the world and a music scene that is taking planet Earth by storm. And the so-called last year in human existence has already experienced another truly great UK force – Clement Marfo & The Frontline.

Currently on MTV’s Brand New for 2012 list, the 7-piece group have already built up quite a following with their energetic live shows and free flowing music, as they have become something  of a gem in the underground grime scene. Defining the genre of Clement Marfo & The Frontline is a lot easier said than done. Their ability to fuse hip-hop, grime, rock and pop is sure to be the envy of many artists and their unique sound has already marched its way across a legion of audiences, supporting the likes of Plan B, Example and Florence and the Machine.

The bands first single, ‘Overtime (Feat. Ghetts)’, swamped the underground scene and prepared the South London group for much bigger things to come, and nothing answers a critically-acclaimed single better than another raucous gut-wrenching track.

Mayhem (Feat. Kano), officially released on YouTube on 5th January, has already amassed over 87,000 views on the video-sharing site and there is no wonder as to how. This track has everything you could ever look for in an upbeat song as its pounding drums, filthy bass lines and swag vocals blare through at an inspirational rate. Comments have floated about that in order to see Clement at their best you have to go to one of their infamous live gigs. But with a performance and slick and aggressive as ‘Mayhem’ then I’m pretty sure all you have to do to hear them at their best in load up iTunes and download this track.

There is an untouchable contagious dubstep element to the bass that adds to the overall dynamics of the song, which accompanied by the crunching electric guitar rhythms compiles into a huge assembly of power and talent. The ingeniously catchy vocals of Clement Marfo are sure to be invading the iPods of thousands across the UK extremely soon as word gets out about this ravenously energetic ‘mini-army’.

These guys really do the young British music scene extremely proud.

Written by Ryan Tinslay


Posted on 26/01/2012, in Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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