Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Track Review: Novella - He's My Morning


Never has the Music Review Database 'Discovery' tag been more appropriate, than when starring straight into the face of Novella. We've already listened to 'Don't Believe Ayn Rand', the world now knows Novella can cut it.  'He's My Morning' is the second track to surface with an incredible video of surrealism. Not only do the shoegaze influences make another appearance, but I hear gasps of post-punk in this track. Novella clearly has influences from the likes of My Bloody Valentine and Broadcast. Both being the elicit artists that stick out in my mind whilst listening to He's My Morning. The one individual musician would be Belinda Butcher, which lead singer/guitarist Hollie Warren seems to emulate well.


He's My Morning begins with three chords of perfection and anomalous distortion from Hollies’ guitar. Lead guitarist Sophy Hollington adds the rawness and volume as the track picks up and Iain Laws thumping drums of style and sweat grind the tracks to its crack at 1:49, when the bass comes into full action and the long dreary progressions and harmonic vocals take effect. The final third of the track is a noise piece of peculiar instrumentation, taking full advantage of a dynamic sound. The finishing verse is a killer, closing on a dramatic high with the previous four minutes becoming a blur. Novella strikes out. The three chord introduction splits up and becomes a progressive marathon of lyrical jealousy, shoegaze drones and a popular structure. It's loud and it's aggressive with the lead guitar ripping through the left speaker exceptionally well. Their self-titled debut EP will be released through London based record label Italian Beach Babes on the 29th of May. 
~Eddie

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