By Escape to New York
A Long Time Between Monsters is the first EP from Escape to New York. The band formed two years ago, but have already graced the stage at Reading & Leeds and supported Funeral For A Friend.
Now they have assembled a collection of songs that sound reassuringly like the first half of an album, including debut single Growing Pains and defiant opening track It's A Battleground. The band use all the tools you'd expect from an indie startup - there's reverb for the riffs, crunch for the drums, and can't-quite-work-them-out-but-they-sound-good for the words.
Yet it seems unfair to dismiss this Derbyshire quartet as business as usual shoegazing, and if you ever wondered what Longview would sound like if they'd kept their edge (or Kings Of Leon if they found it) Escape to New York might have the answer.
A Long Time Between Monsters is available now on BandCamp and iTunes.