"Formed in 2011, Eutopia's vision is to combine the big choruses and great guitar licks from classic rock with the rhythmic consistency and free-flow energy of dance music. The result is the highly diverse and catchy sound of 'Eutopia'. Power-pop meets virtuoso guitars and anthemic choruses with en…"
That's what Eutopia's Facebook has to say, though a listen to their debut album, Seven, finds Eutopia something a little more interesting: a prog rock big sound band with a taste for the largest riffs imaginable. The duo, Alexander Kotziamanis and Leah Lennick, are so over the top its like they come from a different time. The title track is discofied classical music (Leah on synth), "Jasmin" is on the threshold of a dream, the Blondie cover an exasperated oh so literal expression, and "Satellite Of Love" a blow out of immense proportions that makes the entire enterprise sound alike the most ambitious band this side of TSO.
Leah is from Kent, a euphemism for strictly middle class and Alex is Greek and that's not a euphemism for a country built so Neil Diamond can play at at The Acropolis with Yanni. Together they claim to be aiming for an unpretentiously huge sound, an everyman hard rock. Listen to the death defying synth solo on "These Are The Words"
I'm not claiming I like Eutopia, it really isn't my taste in rock, what I am claiming is every thing they touch they bring enormous passion to. The entire album brims with this passionate over the top zenithed out intensity and love. Maybe Eutopia take themselves too seriously, but maybe they deserve to.They bring the past to the present and lead to a future. No fan is left behind!
Nothing here about live performance but one thing is for certain, this is music that deserves the biggest of stage shows. You can imagine the duo fronting banks of synthesizers with dancing girls and musclemen in Tigas behind them and closed circuit TV capturing there every room. Very gaudy and Vegas,
But whatever happens give them a listen here and get ready for the sorta sound nobody has the energy to do any more: