Emo has been brought back to the forefront of alternative music with the likes of Moose Blood capturing the hearts of everyone they come into contact with. This has paved the way for a new wave of emo bands including Norfolk/Cambridge emo-punks My Only, who release their debut EP This Room & You on September 2.
A Little (Less) opens with a strong drum beat. The vocals are quite hoarse at the beginning but improve greatly throughout the record. There is a very calm period where the vocals shine through brightly towards the end of the track. I Had to Pay for Every Breath I Took again opens with a strong drum beat that carries on throughout. There is some good guitar work throughout. The soft bars of Saboteur provide a contrast to the rest of the EP. Vocally, the harsh almost shouty tone isn’t really needed until the drums kick in, however, listening to the lyrics, the vocal tone is suited to convey the emotions portrayed. That being said, it is my favourite track of the EP. Closing track No World Without You is very Moose Bloodesque, with a mellow opening before the drums kick in.
The EP is very drum-orientated and is a record full of promise. While at times, it seems like the vocals aren’t delivered too effectively in contrast to the guitars and drums, it is a record that is sure to get emo and punk fans excited about this great young band.