Anyone Who Had A Heart is the debut EP from the South Shields based 6-piece, Minotaurs. Available on 12" vinyl only, this is solid collection of four potentially massive pop songs. Jangling guitars, starry-eyed textures and equally beautiful melodies and harmonies paint incredibly romantic landscapes. If you're looking for a cross-reference then you might say they resemble a less depressing version of The Smiths. The only slight criticism I can possibly make is that the lyrics lean towards the more generic end of song writing, but this is pop music after all. Despite the slight doubt, there is a heart-melting aesthetic to Minotaurs that makes them hard to dislike.
Judging by the standards of this EP it becomes pretty clear that this is a band that is far more talented then the majority of indie-pop outfits currently littering the charts.
Unfortunately, Anyone Who Had A Heart may slip under the radar, with the limited format availability providing the greatest cause for concern. With that in mind, it really is a shame, because a little more financial backing and some careful marketing would surely see Minotaurs conquer.
50s style Rock N Roll band