With Spring fast approaching and festival season starting soon, March sees a whole load of noteworthy releases. We take a look at five of the must hear releases this month.
Having only just formed last summer, Leeds punks Brawlers have quickly made a name for themselves for their insane live show. Now the quartet have unleashed their utterly brilliant debut EP 'I Am A Worthless Piece of Shit', an infectious collection of fun punk rock numbers. We talked to vocalist Harry George Johns to find out why the longtime friends formed
Brawlers and what 'I Am Worthless...' is all about.
After delivering one of the early contenders for album of the year, we catch up Modern Baseball to discuss ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All’, their forthcoming debut UK tour and miming
at the World Series.
In the second part of our "Studio Report" feature with Colt 45, the Cumbria punks finish their debut LP producer Romesh Dodangoda by recording vocals and more guitars. Take a look.
In the first of our new fortnightly feature where we highlight some of the most promising
bands in the pop-punk world, we talk to New York's Firestarter.
In the latest instalment of our "Tour Tales" feature, we join Wakefield quartet Morain on their recent tour supporting Durham four-piece Alexander.
With lead vocalist Matt Pryor having recently completed a solo UK tour, we highlight two albums from The Get Up Kids for the latest edition of "Versus". Already Heard writer Tom
Knott explains why 'Something To Write Home About' is "pure gold". Whilst Senior Editor
Sean Reid shows us why 'Guilt Show' shouldn't be dismissed.
When a band releases a debut album or EP the band has to be able to impress listeners and also keep them listening at the same time as well. Morain’s debut EP definitely does impress with a mixture of soaring lead guitar melodies and deep bass lines mixed with some memorable lyrics it’s a good first EP.
Opening title track ‘Are We Lost’ starts off slow and slowly builds up as the drums come in it bursts into a flurry of melodic guitar tones. Lead vocalist Wil Frost’s lyrics are sincere as he sings “and we say hey we need your love, we love the way you move” they standout and are a memorable part of the EP.
The song ‘Animals’ starts off with a mixture of lead guitar parts and some prominent bouncing bass lines. The song has a great summer feel to it with the infectious lead guitar parts going back and forth with the bass lines it is one of the EP’s stand out tracks.
‘The World We Live In’ has a happy feeling to it with the upbeat lyrics running throughout the song it is a good positive happy go lucky song. Last track on the EP ‘Between The Lines’ starts off with a strong bass line and guitar tone it is a song that will definitely go down really well and sound great in a live setting.
Overall ‘Are We Lost’ is a good little EP and showcases the musicianship of the band and gives the listener a feel into what the band are about. With only the rockier side being covered on the EP I’m interested in hearing their acoustic softer side as well. But with a future possible full album release and some tours under their belt the band will have everything they need to go alot further and become alot bigger.
‘Are We Lost’ by Morain is out now on Indigo Records.
Words by Aaron Wilson (@soundslikeajw)