The Empire Police have finally released their debut EP after forming back in 2015.


The Preston four-piece consists of members Jordao Bassa, Tom Hale, Fynley Dobson & George Jacques who recently announced they’ll be supporting Inheaven on the Preston date of their headline tour.

‘A dynamic mixture of our varied influences, combining the memorable and melodic side of indie rock music with a gritty and raw sound.’

The EP opens with the dreamy, contagious track Stop The Clocks which builds, incorporating a mix of guitars, percussion and deep vocals before jumping into the chorus. The lyrics to this are simply yet catchy; the epitome of a good gig tune.

Out of Nowhere follows with up-beat jangly guitars and crashing percussion, only relenting in anticipation of the verse. Both sets of vocals in the chorus work together effectively adding a Libertines’ vibe to the tracks sound.

Infectious track Taxi Rank gives off a slightly different energy to the others, allowing us to hear the vocals more clearly. It starts off acoustically before bouncing into a catchy drum beat and jazzy melody. Made up of Turner-esque vocals and lyrics such as ‘Razmataz’ if you’re a fan of Arctic Monkeys’ debut this will sure catch your attention.

The Final Crusade takes a different approach to the rest of the EP. With a rougher feel given off from the deep, gritty vocals accompanied by a steady beat; simmering before the filthy riffs and exploding percussion come into the mix.

Just By Chance is another in which you can particularly hear Dohertys’ influence, especially in areas of the chorus. It combines hazy guitars, with imaginative percussion, expressing a psychedelic, synth-pop vibe. Bassa’s northern twang is particularly evident which adds to the ‘Madchester’ vibe of the EP.

2017 Gigs:


  • 27th – Manchester Academy 3


  • 25th – LiVe, Preston (Supporting InHeaven)


  • 24th – Maida Vale, Sheffield


  • 28th – The Jacaranda, Liverpool

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