‘Understand’ sees everyone’s favourite Newcastle-based post-hardcore five-piece yourcodenameis:milo preview their second album proper, They Came From The Sun. Shaun Abbott’s drums are pleasingly purposeful, Ross Harley’s bass is pleasingly prominent and Paul Mullen’s vocals are pleasingly melodic, the end result being a rather fine download-only single.
They Came From The Sun was recorded in the band's studio/rehearsal space, Like A Cat, Like A Fox, and was produced by their guitarist, Justin Lockey. They claim this has led to a markedly more relaxed and organic record than their previous works, and ‘Understand’ would seem to back this up - the band sound focused, yet at complete ease.
Seems like Lockey’s done a decent job at the desk, too - this single doesn’t tally with criticisms of previous yourcodenameis:milo works having been shoddily produced. ‘Understand’ is still deliberately rough around the edges, yet everything’s clear and distinguishable. If the rest of the _ They Came From The Sun_ material is on a par with this single, they’ll blow Enter Shikari off the stage as they tour with them throughout March.
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