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EP Review: We’ll Be Listening and Remembering Until We’re Old and Unsteady by Verse Metrics

Scottish alt rock act Verse Metrics released their new EP We’ll Be Listening and Remembering Until We’re Old and Unsteady via Lonely Voyage Records on 2nd December. It’s a lovely EP, blending math rock, post-rock, emo and a hint of indie rock. It’s a big emotive piece of work that you’ll find it easy to get onboard with.

From opener ‘This Is Your Captain Speaking’ you get the feeling that this EP is going to be a good listen. There’s hints of Editors and The National in the vocal work while you’ll hear a nod toward And So I Watch You From Afar in the moments of expansive guitars. Of course, there’s a big hook with crashing emo guitars just make it a little more immediate. ‘Interlocator’ feels like more of a comprehensive track, it doesn’t go for the jugular – instead meandering through a post-rock expanse letting the atmospherics provide the emotion.

Again ‘Unicorns/Show Ponies’ provides something different again with a more math rock feel. The focus is on more intricate guitar work and differing time signatures. While being the least immediate track it is perhaps the best in terms of quality – it shows the range and raw talent behind Verse Metrics. It could, just maybe, do with be a minute shorter. ‘My Name Is Dr Hildegarde’ plays the part of the bands opus. It blends the key factors of post-rock, math rock and emo with aplomb – there’s all the atmospherics, intricacies and emotive hooks you could ask for.

This is an excellent starting point for the band, they’ve got the talent to be something special.

AD Rating 7/10

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