This is a review of "Melody In Mind" recorded by Eris. The review was written by Richard Garnett in 2007.
Groove Rock? What’s that then? Unpleasant… yes but more accurately it’s a watered down Chilli Peppers ala The Spin Doctors. Eris can’t get enough of it mind you and this is as soulless, white and middle-class as “funk-rock” can get. It’s about as funky as a library and the rather laboured lyrics… well they labour quite frankly. Ten years ago there would have been eyebrows raised about a band still churning out a rather dated formula. So what should the reaction be 10 years after that? Dust off the bunting it’s time for a comeback! Just put that bunting back where you found it in Virgin Radio’s store cupboard. If you like “groove rock” and there must be more than Eris who do, then this will truly hey-little-thing-light-your-candle as it's proficiently delivered and full of enough guitar widdlin’ to mean you will need a new set of strings for that air axe. But if like the rest of the world you pale and shudder at the badly effected “I’m Eddie Vedder and I’ve got really deep big balls (oh yeah baby)” vocal style on “Grandslam” then you will not be tootling along to catch Eris some time soon.