Something that is clear is that “Old ways” are not necessarily negative per se – sometimes a good knowledge of your instruments and how to get the ideas you have on tape. And that is definitely the case with these newcomers, as you hear in every single note that the four have a thorough background that enables them to also perform outside their box.
Interesting is the fact that this debut sounds like straight from an 80s Brat Pack-soundtrack, with the bass driving the midtempo songs but never suffocating the crisp drums and the guitars rather playing high singles than harsh riffs; nevertheless the lyrics also display an interest in the melancholy and sadness that some of those early post-punk bands so special – gloomy but never suicidal – think about “Seems like we’re on the same boat. The sinking one” (from “Mean Enough”).
A new post-punk band connecting former hardcore fellows showing the shared love for the “old” genre. Their way of walking through their own new doors will be loved by lots of people who have always loved the melancholy and the drive, the anger and the fear.