It didn’t surprise me one bit that Mothers Love has been around for about three months when they decided to make a five-song self-titled EP Mothers Love. Bands seems to be getting their music out quicker and quicker.
The band's sound is a bit scattered at this point but falls into dark post-punk territory. For being around for such a marginal amount of time I was impressed with what they have already established. Apparently the EP was recorded in a pro studio but to my ears it sounded lo-fi/DIY quality. Perhaps that's the sound they wanted but I thought the vocals were too buried in the mix at times and I thought the snare drum was a little too boxy sounding.
The EP starts with “Krautrock” which is a circular, hypnotic surf sounding instrumental track. This song felt a bit different than a lot of the other tracks. There is an upbeat energy to it and it doesn’t have much a post-punk vibe to it compared to the other tracks.
Up next is “Heart of Heaven” which is aligned with bands like xx, DIIV and Joy Division. It’s a familiar sound and is taken up by large amount of reverb. “Wrap Your Arms” is more or less a splurge of white noise. There isn’t much separation from the instruments and the vocals are extremely buried. “Heart Attack” features some stoic talking while the closer “Tears In The Rain” may the highlight of the EP.
Mothers Love is in such an early stage of their development you can say anything for certain. I would say there is a good amount of potential and look forward to hearing them evolve.
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