By The Reverse
A Clean Incision is the official debut release from The Reverse. This North London based band formed in 2000, and have previously released one limited album and appeared on several compilations.
The lyrics detail stories of love and romance, and rather fittingly, the lead vocals carry a mournful, yet romantic elegance, almost lending to the style of Morrissey. The instrumentation is a very uplifting and melodic affair with chiming guitars and beautiful textures - drawing huge similarities with the intense post-rock sound of Mogwai.
The only downfall (albeit a slight one) is there isn't a great deal of diversity between the four songs on this EP, with almost identical tones, textures and subject matter used track to track, but The Reverse are a band with a great deal of promise, and with another couple of EPs scheduled for release in the not too distant future, it will be interesting to see what they come up with next.