Monday, 22 February 2016

FLOWERS TAPED TO PENS / BREAD CLUB / BEDS / SKULL KID split 7" review


FLOWERS TAPED TO PENS / BREAD CLUB / BEDS / SKULL KID split 7" review


That's right, four bands on one seven inch, featuring one track each per band. I like pretty much all of the stuff I've heard before by FLOWERS TAPED TO PENS, who play lo-fi, highly emotional screamo, and this tune, with screeching vocals over clean, pretty guitars, features all of the intensity you would expect. It also has some squealing which is still a real challenge for me to enjoy, but a cool track none-the-less. BREAD CLUB are a soft, easy going emo band, and this mid-paced tune rolls along with some lovely chord-work that marries nicely with the calm yet catchy vocal melodies and emo lyricism. A nice little tune. BEDS, putting forward possibly my favourite track of the split, play super catchy, super soft emo, with fantastic instrumentation, and great, vocally high-pitched verse and chorus sections that will stick in your head long after listening, thanks to a clever use of repetition. SKULL KID close the split with an interesting, unpredictable tune that combines a bit of screaming with both soft and breathy, and high-pitched singing, in a fuzzy garage emo sound that's varied in pace and intensity, from smooth verses, to screamed interludes, and a slower, post-hardcore outro. A nice little split if you like your new emo and screamo on the soft side.


xox