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It is possible to play gimmick-less emo and play it well, as proven by Perth outfit Triggerlip in their stunning debut EP, Your Dear Life.
Forget whiny love-struck boys with guyliner, Triggerlip provide something with a little more grit thanks to the alt-punk vein that courses through committed guitar melodies and solid drum lines, but they don’t sacraice any of the involved narrative you’d associate with the more pensive sides of rock ‘n’ roll.
Triggerlip really do, for lack of a better word, trigger in you a sensation of utter loss, love and hope you didn’t know was within.
What is this voice I hear? This hallowed prayer, this deep, velvet cry of anguish and hope? It’s opener Talk Tonight, a richly melodic and captivating track that, if you’re the kind of person who actively enjoys feelings of angst, will speak to every sullen fibre of your being–utterly beautiful.
EP’s such as this suck–why? Because in your most pensive and woeful state, you’re drawn in by the cool call of Dear Reader and Ashes, enveloped by the band’s stories of pain, gain and everything in between, only for the magic to stop short, Triggerlip releasing you unexpectedly from their grasp with a sudden goodbye. Need. More. (Please.)
Triggerlip really do, for lack of a better word, trigger in you a sensation of utter loss, love and hope you didn’t know was within. They have a sensational way of meeting you in the middle to say, ‘Hey, we get it, and it’s all okay.’ This is the kind of EP that says it’s okay to be into emo-rock, particularly when it is this real and this good.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Talk Tonight, Dear Reader, Ashes
STICK THIS NEXT TO: All-American Rejects, Idlewild, Feeder