Lullaby’s debut EP Never Let The Devil In is a bouncy, hook filled rock release, that suggests bigger things are on the horizon for Lullaby. The EP itself is best described as rock however there are Brit pop influences throughout, and even hints of bands like Muse and Feeder as well as more modern bands such as Nothing But Thieves.
Opening song A Lie has a bouncy riff and offers almost Queens of The Stone Age stylings in the vocals and bridges. Following song Animal is similar in style but has a much larger chorus and is more focused round the hooks. Animal is the type of song you would expect to stay in Lullaby’s set lists for years to come.
The next two songs are my personal favourites. Speed is a built around this very danceable drum beat and Why Don’t You Love Me has a riff that sounds like it’s been pulled straight from Matt Bellamy’s head. On the latter the guitars have been mixed to a standard that you wouldn’t be able to tell that this is a debut EP. Closing track, and title track, Never Let The Devil In, is the bands attempt a slower song. The song itself sounds like an attempt by the band to write an anthem. While not quite at the heights that Lullaby must surely be aiming for, the closing song is a brilliant effort for a debut EP.
Never Let The Devil In is a debut EP that highlights the potential Lullaby have. The brilliant production as well as the undeniable hooks throughout, highlight the potential this band has. Based off of this release it would be no surprise to see Lullaby gracing much bigger stages in years to come.