Unearthed Reviews: Mornings. One and a half stars

Barcham 11 April 2013

Unearthed Reviews! I may not currently be in the ACT, but my heart is still there, and today it’s listening to Mornings.

Here’s what they have to say about themselves:

mornings in it’s current form has been together since mid 2011.
our music is made up delayed and distorted guitars;
looped and effected bass;
loud, sporadic drums;
and sparse vocals.

we have just released a new single ‘Lioness’ with ‘Waves’ as the B-Side. you can grab a digital copy for free here:
along with our self-titled EP, which was recorded at Brick Lane Studios with Shoeb Ahmad of hellosQuare Recordings, and mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago, IL.
the lovely EP artwork was designed by Nadia Hooton.

we hope you enjoy our music.

Here’s what I have to say about them:

I have two terrible opening lines I am torn between. The first (in response to the final line in their bio) is “Hoping won’t make it so.”

The second is, “I’m not a morning person.”

Please pick whichever line you think is worse, and pretend I started this review with that one.

While listening to these guys I asked Johnboy “Why do people make boring music?”

“It’s not usually boring for them.” Replied Johnboy wisely.

Fair enough, but that wisdom doesn’t help me right now. Mornings have a boring name that reminds me how tired I am, and have uploaded three boring songs that make me feel even more tired.

I’m probably being unfair. Maybe it’s the fact that I am starting to get sick of seeing “Genre: Rock, Indie” written on almost every Unearthed Page I open. Maybe it’s because I didn’t get enough sleep last night. Maybe it’s because the pub I’m working in has Queen playing, so every time Mornings stop playing in my headphones I can hear an amazing fun and interesting band playing in the background and I want to listen to them instead.

I keep accidentally typing ‘Mondays’ instead of Mornings. I’m not sure if I’m making some kind of freudian slip, or if my brain does not care enough to be bothered remembering what their actual name is.

There is nothing particularly wrong with their music, but there’s nothing that right about it either. Play them in the background if you want something entirely inoffensive and ignorable to listen to, like when you’re hungover and feeling sorry for yourself.

“They make music for sad hungover people.” – Ready made quote for future advertising material.

Is it fair to review a band poorly because Queen exist and are a million times better than them? Probably, but I’m going to do it anyway.

One and a half stars.

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