The English emo quartet Exam Season released the EP Smol on the 3rd.
Four tracks of self-deprecating worrisome introspection which is available on bandcamp.
The quartet are not only capable lyric writers deftly able to switch between the insignificantly absurd and the important in interchangeable lines, they are also able to craft the songs to thread those mood shifts with the listener both quietly chuckling along with the dry humour, while dabbing away tears of sadness drawn by the imagery of the barren infertile landscape of a world all too often riven by indifference to others plight.
The Irish emo duo President Of What? released the LP And What If After I’m Gone None of It Matters? on the 20th.
President Of What?
Frequently featured since their introduction in January of last year, in common with the disparate nature of the music in those articles, the fourteen tracks on the album (which is available on bandcamp) are also of differing tempo, instrumentation and atmosphere – held together by a commonality of taking a jaundiced glance at what are perceived as social and inter-relational norms from a different angle and thereby casting a very different light.
Earlier in the month a new LP – Dear Absentee Creator – (which is available on bandcamp) was revealed.
The eleven track album threads through a more forlorn and maths driven filter than music previously featured though still maintains the familiar lofidelity gazey hiss which affords the music its attractive patina.
My pick of the release being the penultimate – Gush.