MUDDIBROOKE // LUNACY // EP REVIEW

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Freshly formed in Jan 2020, Derby Alt-Rock Trio MuddiBrooke found themselves with a lockdown to contend with, the result: life wisdom poured into their debut EP!

 

Beginning trackDevilslithers its way in with a hiss of cymbal and heavy breath before the strong vocals reveal themselves alongside the acoustic guitar.  A steady melodic tune builds to a chorus of heavier music as the vocals take on a harsher edge the words still clear and definite. There’s a hint of Smashing Pumpkins around the fuzzy guitar in this one and was that an Annie Lennox reference?  The band step the pace up withLiverpool Guyan incredibly catchy tune with an addictively singable chorus that gets it all out and asserts itself.  Backing vocals add a mocking vibe, the teaching of a lesson – perhaps don’t start what you can’t handle? – the chorus is layered over the top of a deliciously crunchy guitar strum.  There’s a pause and those powerful lead vocals take over, it’s a solid song.

 

Straight Jackettakes the pace down again with its quiet siren of a guitar before the cascade of heavier sounds.  There’s a noticeable Derby accent on the word ‘tongue’ which adds to the authenticity. Short and frantic the sanity repetition rather cleverly sounds the epitome of insanity.  There’s a calmer feel toTurn to Dustwhich sounds resigned to desperation and showcases some great low notes – a howl almost.  Executed with absolute passion even the short instrumental two-thirds of the way through conveys the emotion.  The final trackFake itoffers clipped lyrics in places, another relatable chorus, satisfying drums and backing vocals that melt into slick harmonies.  It has a slower, end-song feel to it, which wraps things up nicely.

 

If an EP could talk, this one would say “Own Yourself!” or “Fake it ‘til You Make it!” which is inarguably good advice in these uncertain times.  ‘Lunacy’ is out on 22nd October 2021.  Find out more at: www.muddibrooke.com

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MUDDIBROOKE is:

‘Brooke’ (Harriet McDonnell) – Lead Vocals and Guitar

Anna Melidone                       – Bass and Backing Vocals

Mary Prince                            – Drums

 

EP TRACK-LIST

  1. Devil              4:06
  2. Liverpool Guy 3:46
  3. Straight Jacket 1:56
  4. Turn to Dust 3:20
  5. Fake It 3:31

 

 

CONNECT WITH MUDDIBROOKE:

Official Website: https://www.muddibrooke.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuddiBrookeMusic @MuddiBrookeMusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtdgASysI-Ko9v9hXX4L7aQ
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MuddiBrooke @MuddiBrooke
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MuddiBrooke @MuddiBrooke
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@muddibrooke @MuddiBrooke

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