Releasing their second EP for Hut Recordings, The Music are back with the new re-recorded release of ‘Take The Long Road and Walk it’; the EP soundtrack to a brilliant night.
The opening riff repeats to fade in, the bass drum dramatically lands and off sets another characteristic somewhere-between-dance-and-indie track by The Music. The unmistakable saviour of your local indie/rock club… The one track that stops your contemplating the most pleasurable way to kill off the Strokes, or wondering exactly when The Hives will write a new riff, as you jump up and throw yourself into the swaying crowd of sweaty drunk people and start dancing like a twat. Getting lost deep inside intertwining, intense riffs that repeatedly duck and dive through a funky bassline and drums that pulsate in time to your heartbeat. Bopping around, shakin' your hips, flapping your arms all over the place...
With the “Marmite” vocals of Robert Harvey dripping and spreading leisurely, adding a, err… whiney quality that you’ll either love… or hate. It’s typical The Music. Pretty much predictable but still just as mind-spinningly addictive and energisingly motivational as every other EP title track.
As with most of the other EP’s, after the first track, things take on a little more chilled out shape. 2am, you’ve finished dancing, moved on to a house party and the herbal cigarettes are being passed around. Second track, ‘Alone’ takes you back to EP era Cooper Temple Clause with the eerie minor chords and sullen, spacious melodies of ‘Safe Enough Distance’.
Winding down with the night, 'Take The Long Road And Walk It' may not be quite as upbeat and energising as previous releases, but it’s by far one of their most thought out, hard worked EP’s, and still manages to capture that key sound you expect from The Music. Now it’s time to wait and see what the album has in store!
7Kate Price's Score