Preparing to launch themselves into the music world, Derbyshire sextet Violet are looking to make huge waves with the release of their debut album. The light instrumental introduction of ‘Expectation. Reality’ soon makes way for a rather unique scream-ballad vocal performance – it’s certainly a start to get them noticed. ‘Car Rides And The Passenger Side’ is slightly softer, but a strong drum beat adds a rockier edge to the number, even before the screaming starts up again. The contradiction between pop style and metal-screamo might prove irritating to some by this point, but for those who stick with it, they’re rewarded with the catchy chorus of ‘Her’ and a demonstration of strong musicianship on ‘Daydreamer’, the track in between the two ‘Girls Like You’ being the weakest number of the collection so far. As you reach past the halfway point of the album, ‘The Old Die Young’ has an opening bass-line and beat sure to get hands in the air and feet moving on the floor wherever the track is listened to and such alone makes the track one of the better ones. Sadly the follow ups ‘The Lust’ and ‘The Love’ struggle in comparison, but no album is ever perfect. ‘As Children’ has helped the band get attention in recent times – it's sharp and clean, held together with further proof of tight musicianship. It’s also the only track on the album which almost entirely holds off on the screaming, presenting a slight change in direction for the group and one they should work on more. Sadly the change doesn’t last and the almost inaudible scream-style returns for ‘Truths’ but ‘Estel’ is a strong closing number and provides hope that there may well be a future for this band.