EP Review: The Maslows | Self-titled


Gold Coast band The Maslows serve up a solid heaping of indie rock goodness on their self titled debut EP, recorded at Lovestreet Studios, produced by Scotty French and Mastered by Paul Blakey.

The extended player kicks off with Atomic introducing the listener to their brand of fuzzy guitars which have seen the band draw comparison to grunge rock faves Pearl Jam and Swervedriver among others.

The catchy rock is complemented by singer Aaron Fenech’s vocals which at times is reminiscent of a young Michael Hutchence from INXS earlier years.

Seen The Signs and its telephone vocal intro kick in to one of the album’s hookier moments punctuated by a wailing wah guitar outro, while Curtain Call and Freeform highlight the light and shade the group has to offer between their verses and choruses.

Use Your Dagger starts with a cool indie rock guitar intro melody that is mimicked by Fenech’s vocal while the band lays down a groovy feel between vocal lines reminiscent of Silversun Pickups.

The EP closes with Translucent Ride and distant, reverbed vocals that bring the whole shebang to a nice end.

The Maslows self titled EP will appeal to indie rock lovers, looking for a fresh take on a classic sound and is available to purchase and download on the iTunes store.

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