Berlin based Brit trio have just released a new EP, titled 'The Room', having only formed earlier this year by Leah Hinton (Guitars/Vocals) of innovative metal band, El Schlong. Again this isn't a standard rock sound, as they have blended grunge and pop to give them an unique edge, with a hint of grimy bleakness and a dash of beautiful lightness, to keep everyone happy or sad, whichever you prefer...
Opening song, 'Knees Are Clean' is a tense shiny grunge tune, and quickly asserts their unusual sound, making a good first impression, especially with varied vocals and dynamic melodic instruments with a gritty fuzzy feel.
The short creepy 'Bumps' sounds more downbeat and unhinged with memorable dark toned guitars, and again hard hitting vocal harmonies, and shows off their changeable mood swings.
'And I Wait' is a perfect balance of dark and light. It has drawn out effective vocals and one of the best stand out chorus's so far, along with driving rhythmic riffs and bass, and a stripped back breakdown, before kicking off again in a full happy grunge fashion.
To close is the lengthy 'Waste Away' which is alarming and alluring, created largely through the vocals and distorted guitars, as well as powerful build ups and yet more strong harmonies and beats. This is very well composed, like the previous offerings and adds extra depth with the use of effects. This makes a big impact and is memorable way to finish the EP, with lasting lingering effects, particularly with stark lyrics like, "The aching of bones and the smell of decay, wrap up warm or you'll never wake".
Their clever moulding of the sludgy gloomy side of grunge and more hopeful upbeat pop sounds works wonders, and makes for a compelling and refreshing listen throughout. You should happily sink your teeth into this!
Listen and download the EP for free here! https://murmurtooth.bandcamp.com/releases