Dark psyche-rock to perform a sacrificial mosh to
Trio Something Leather spent 2019 touring and building up their name before releasing their debut EP last week. ‘Midnight Reverie’ features four pointed and direct tracks that shows the band can wield a 70s electric organ just as well as a noisy electric guitar.
It is this dual weaponry that makes Something Leather so potent. With the track ‘Farewell Fareworse’, the organ and guitar sublimely wrap around the chords whilst spooky backing vocals coo and ooh their way around like background like ghouls. ‘Trip to the Sun’ is equally as euphoric and celebratory as it is darkly humorous and witchy. Both should find themselves on cult rock radio stations with ease.
The single ‘Down Another One’ lets the organs channel a crap haunted train ride at a makeshift park. Its b-movie antics are playful and fun as the guitars and drums punt out sliding waltzes that are far more sinister. If psyche-rock did soundtracks for waltzers – this would be it. It also shows the trio’s penchant for swapping tempos and time signatures too. The fourth track ‘Midnight Dive’ is the most conventional of the EP. It is a sultry bass-led track that broods in its messy grungy choruses and the underplayed vocals of Phillie. She reminds me of the old 90s band Whale but with 20% more vampire.
Something Leather have definitely created their own vibe and sound with their part evil theme park rock. Each track is a constant twisting target and I really like the fact that no track sits still. This EP lays the foundations for a fantastic future. I’ll be very interested to see where the trio go next.
Recommended track: Farewell Fareworse
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