“Thirteenseven cite their influences as Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and Muse, so I think it is safe to say that their music – will be an aural rollercoaster ride, and indeed it is. The Edinburgh three-piece major on bone crunching riffs and soaring choruses. Guitarist/Singer Kenny is not afraid to show his feelings as the emotive lyrics aver. The bassist, Stephen, likes to dabble in distorted and clean sound textures in equal measure and drummer Simon builds the sound on the rockiest of foundations. Gigs and BBC Alba, what the hell! Where? When? How? – continue as I write, and they are already working on that difficult second album. Reviews talk of “epic seas of riffs and leads.” Hmmmm. Biffy Clyro spring to mind not, you’ll be surprised to note, necessarily a bad thing. Good luck to (and look out for) them, says The Leither.”
MOJO’S ARMY – PICK OF THE WEEK (mojosarmy.com)
The music of Edinburgh’s Thirteenseven is a chewy, nutty candy bar of hooks and riffs that calls Muse to mind as much as it does Stone Temple Pilots. This power trio released their first recording earlier this year and are currently riding a wave of great reviews. Hear them now on the band of the week’
THE LIST / BANNERMANS
‘Sharp, fast alternative rock from Thirteenseven…’
MAD MACKEREL MUSIC BLOG
“Are this band in their prime? Well they certainly like their prime numbers. Thirteen-Seven is their moniker and for once three into thirteen does go. Hailing from Edinburgh, this trio combine drums, bass and lead guitars to create soaring, modern rock that is unafraid to treat its listeners like adults.
Turn them up loud and they just sound better, fuller, cleaner and richer. The path to musical stardom is currently well trodden by jangly indie guitar bands – there are far fewer up and coming rock bands to challenge that dominance. Yet the popularity of the likes of Muse and Biffy Clyro indicates there is a huge market and appetite for bands that can write, play and sing.
If you like your music epic, tight, soaring, intelligent and emotive then Thirteenseven will be right up your street. Catch them now, and jump on their bandwagon but be quick cos Thirteenseven will be reaching their prime sooner rather than later.”
“This band takes the time-honoured, traditional approach to ensuring that you’re gonna fall under its spell and the first thing that involves is an opening track to make you go “wow!!!”. There’s a huge chorus that flows from the verses almost imperceptibly as the whole thing drives headlong into your heart with all guns blazing.
There’s simply not a less than excellent track here – fantastic guitars, driving, solid rhythms, emotive and strong sounding vocals, all delivering well arranged and superbly written songs that you want to hear again and again.”
“Set against a cohesive, tight, driving rhythm section, the guitarist blew you away with this epic sea of riffs and leads, a vocalist who can really deliver the songs with passion and conviction… the band gave a stunning performance – hopefully it won’t be too long before they’re back”