Back in February, Out Of Love impressed music fans far and wide with their debut single, S.L.U.M.P, with its hugely entertaining video. It was an anthemic punk masterclass that burst onto the scene, with Radio 1 picking the song up for mainstream play. Since then, their popularity has only continued to grow, and I’m pleased to say that the London-based band aren’t done yet. Their new EP, I Am Not Me, is full of absolute belters, proving that this group is ready to take the industry by the scruff of the neck and have a hell of a ride.
The opening track of the EP is the previously mentioned S.L.U.M.P, with soaring guitar and emotive vocals that make you want to mosh in the front row of any gig, the whole record makes me miss concerts so much that I could cry. Luckily, the music is that good the tears evaporated before they could leave my pupils. Each song has incredibly memorable melodies sprinkled throughout that will be stuck in your head for days. The eponymous I Am Not Me is just as huge as S.L.U.M.P, but shows that the band have more in their locker and reveals a slightly darker side. All Grown Up is over so quickly that you’ll be left desperately wanting more, and is a perfect bridge into the closing piece, My Perfect World.
Ending the EP in the best way possible, My Perfect World sees the listener off, with Out Of Love cementing themselves as one of the most exciting new acts around. I can’t wait to see what they bring out next, but for now, I’m going back to track one and listening all over again.