Mike Nelson AKA BANNERS just released his second EP, Empires on Fire and it’s even better than his debut EP. The five songs on the set are all outstanding. “Someone To You” is worthy of being a single and the heartfelt lyrics are just as good as the melody. “Firefly” is an amazing song that’s ebb and flow and swirling melody is comparable to some great music from Snow Patrol. You can say the same thing about “Into The Storm.” There’s also something special about “Empires On Fire” – it’s like a Coldplay song that’s not terrible. “Holy Ground” is a nice track that rounds out the set; though it’s not quite as good as the previous four songs.
The second EP from BANNERS Empires on Fire should keep winning over fans and listeners for Nelson. It’s a strong collection of five songs that you can listen to repeatedly. BANNERS is making some great music, hopefully more people take notice.