First up is “Where I Belong”, a simple and, in some ways a slightly sketchy start. Vocalist Ana Nowosielska, gives a strong performance but musically it seems a tad slow. It’s lacking in pop and isn't gritty enough to be just rock…almost cautiously played, despite being a safe and above all else fun genre of music to play, a bit “by numbers”.
“Traitor In Me” has a bit more life to it, comparisons to “All We Know Is Falling” era PARAMORE are inescapable but that’s really something I'm sure these Glaswegians don’t mind too much. Sounding altogether more punk-pop with it having a little more attitude, but this time it’s Ana that’s not quite there, occasionally throwing in the odd uncomfortable note vocally. When she reaches the part of “coz’ now I can scream!” she hits quite a high, screech of a note and goes through you a little. Other than that minute detail it’s a decent track.
“Decay” is another simple yet catchy pop-rock number, with the kind of infectious chorus that’s sure to get stuck in your head for hours. Everything about this track is just better, as though they've shaken off the rust and found their rhythm. Finally the sound of a band that’s comfortable and confident in themselves all round, which is promising indeed as closing track “Live For It” keeps in line with the steady progression evident through the EP. The best of the bunch saved until last no less. It ends the EP on an enjoyable high note and proves that, ALTERED SKY do indeed have the ability to be more than just the small band wanting to copy the big bands. It’s clear they have it in them to write some great pop rock, they just need to continue to develop consistency and grow as a band.
Having already shared the stage with the likes of WE ARE THE IN CROWD, and headlined at iconic venues such as the London, Camden Barfly things are looking up for the Scot’s. With their début full length album planned for a 2014 release, Altered Sky are going nowhere but up in the world. 
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