Press To Meco are set to release their sophomore album on 30th March. Following on from their debut album Good Intent, Here’s to the Fatigue develops their chorus focused rock music. Drawing similarities to other British rock bands such Lower Than Atlantis, Twin Atlantic and The Xcerts. Like these bands, Press To Meco also have more depth to their songs then simply big choruses. There are progressive elements, reminiscent of Muse as well as parts influenced by 90s post hardcore bands, scattered throughout this record.
The album opens with all three of the pre-release singles from the album. It comes as no surprise that these have some of the biggest choruses of the album. Title track Here’s to the Fatigue having a gang vocal which is hard to not join in with. What makes this record stand out from other chorus focused rock bands, are the intricacies throughout the songs. If All Your Parts… and A Quick Fix are examples of the quirky vocal melodies, gripping guitars and striking drums.
Press To Meco also stand above so many others due to their layered vocals. With all three band members contributing to the vocals throughout this album. This grants significant depth to the vocal melodies. Penultimate track The Things That We Don’t Talk About, is one of the standout tracks for layered vocals. The layered vocals not only add a momentous size to the track but also ensure that the verse/chorus dynamic doesn’t become boring or repetitive.
On paper Press To Meco are just another rock band. But through clever guitars and fixating vocal melodies they ensure that their sophomore album remains interesting throughout each listen. Here’s To The Fatigue is definitely an improvement on their debut and while not up there with the very best it should see them become a more recognisable part of the thriving brit-rock scene.