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The popularity of emo rock exploded into the charts over a decade ago with bands such as Fall Out Boy, The Used and My Chemical Romance bringing the genre to commercial prominence and MTV glory.
These days it’s merely remembered as a subculture and jet black hair covering your eyes but the spirit of the music has been staunchly kept alive by a handful of bands without the same pop notoriety. Canterbury British outfit Moose Blood are a band that don’t mind cranking up their guitar volume and playing sensitive tunes with sad lyrics sung in an obviously emotive way.
Moose Blood’s new album I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore released on Hopeless Records is the band’s third LP and gives the listeners a slightly nostalgic trip back to the mid 00’s but admittedly the overall sound of the album leans towards a more stripped back approached that takes the glossy commercial preservatives out of the equation and you’re left with a more straight forward alternative album. The style is consistent throughout each of the 11 songs, never really diversifying much at all. Moose Blood’s attributes lie in their song writing ability, crafting short and catchy tracks that make you want to dance or just lay in bed all day and forget about the troubles of the world.
I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore may well be just another emo album but Moose Blood do it justice and perhaps now is the right time to again write songs about sadness and provoke melancholy, especially with all that’s happening around us today. Emo music has been the soundtrack of many millennial’s lives and Moose Blood are giving the next generation of rock fans a chance to heal their sorrows with poignant post puberty compositions.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Have I Told You Enough, You Left in The Worst Way, Walk all Day With You
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