May 8, 2017 |

Last Hounds – Old Dreams

Last Hounds – Old Dreams

May 8, 2017 |

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Midlands five-piece 'Last Hounds' are releasing new EP, 'Old Dreams', on 19th of May. Fans of Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, LetLive, and Gallows are sure to be a fan of the hardcore punk's four tracks.

'Listen (To Me)' didn't immediately grab my attention, but it's not a bad track. It builds over the minute and a half with striking vocals rapping over the top of some decent instrumentation before ending with an almighty scream.

'Lay Me Down' is immediately much speedier, which I liked much more than 'Listen'. At this point, it also occurred to me that the EP is very well mixed - occasionally punk bands have a danger of everything sounding like a thrashing mess, but here, nothing sounds like noise or gets lost, everything is great in its own right. The chorus is catchy enough: 'lay me down/ I deserve to hit the ground', and unlike the first song, this had me hooked. There is something about the song that just makes you want to be in a pit - a feeling that stays with you until the EP is over.