MMO inadvertently released their first e.p. of 2018 in March, just in time to coincide with The Beast From the East. As trains were cancelled, motorways closed and various band members snowed into their cul-de-sacs, gigs had to be abandoned.
But reviewers were smiling: The Crack called title track, All The Love, "a propulsive and ramshackle tune that is kitted out in all manner of fuzz and Big Star style melody. Cracking stuff",
while Emerging Indie Bands wrote of "a sense of stop start motion from which an unexpectedly evocative and tender vocal laments of isolated rejection".
Meanwhile, NARC magazine favoured third track, Get Out Of My Head, which it described as "a poppier, fast-paced delight that nods towards influences such as Hendrix and The Raconteurs."
MMO follow All The Love with a new e.p., Emily Rains. The title track is a rousing stab of Small Faces style white soul, propelled by a garage rock riff reminiscent of the Stooges.
High Horse is searing, punk-pop broadside at Brexit-era bigotry, built around a guitar figure that wouldnít have been out of place on Sugarís Copper Blue album and a chorus of Beatle-esque jangle.
Besides Dave Brubeck, few artists have attempted songs in the 5/4 time signature, but thatís how closer, Tunnel Vision starts, switching to a Spanish flavoured 6/8 for the chorus. This is MMO at their most experimental, but they still manage to come closer to the Pixies in feel than to modern jazz or flamenco.
OUT June 22nd, 2018
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from June 22nd.