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Newcastle five-piece Eat Your Heart Out have dropped their latest EP Mind Games, and boy does it pack a pop-punk punch.
Working with producer Zach Tuch, the group has made a record that frontwoman Caitlin Henry says “captures their sound and vision”. Recording with Zach was a process of exploration, according to bassist Dom Cant. “He helped us tailor each song and encouraged everyone to contribute. He always said, ‘You’re a signed band for a reason. Put your ideas out there. They’re all worth exploring’.”
The group also worked alongside Patrick Miranda from California’s Movements to create vulnerable and vibrant title track, Conscience. What’s special about this record is the message embedded in the music. Fifth track off the EP, Rock Bottom confronts a central theme of the record: mental health.
Lyrically, Rock Bottom literally offers a hand to those suffering in silence—a message the group thought was important to convey after recognising their new found responsibility of having more listeners.
“When we were making this, we experienced more feelings of self-doubt because we knew more people were paying attention. That lack of confidence and self-doubt take over, so you rise up to it and realise you have to do the best job you can and have been given this opportunity for a reason,” says Henry.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Conscience, Rust, Rock Bottom.
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