From the moment the sparse guitar picking of the intro to this single resonates, you are bracing for an impending impact.
And it is truly glorious when it hits. Like a punch to the gut at first but ending with an affectionate backhand touch to the cheeks.
“Emo rock” has become like soiled used sheets in the last decade, but we sometimes forget that there was a time when it used to mean angular guitar assaults, odd time signatures and please-save-me-now vocals.
KL-based band Milo Dinosaur’s sound borrows heavily from early emo bands such as Braid and Cursive, and we cannot be more thankful for it. Easily one of the most exciting bands to come out this year.
Milo Dinosaur on Bandcamp.