Mawpit are one of our favourite band’s at Off the Hook Music. Now with a few singles released they have started to build up to their debut EP, a massive new frontier for any band. Today we take focus on the second lead single from the up and coming EP ,Common Enemy. ‘Mum I’m Sorry’ has been given a lot of attention from the band’s fans and we can only hope the record we’re going to review today, ‘Eye To Eye’ can live up to the first, which if you haven’t heard is well worth a listen.
Mawpit have promised that this collection of five tracks will have a powerful and politically charged punk rock theme, packed with energy and emotion, by declaring a bold statement like this ‘Eye To Eye’ had a lot to live up to. It’s raw and strong like a well-aged cliff face battling a sea wind, with a rough and eery vibe about it. Delivered around an argumentative lyric set and a futuristic and absorbing vocal display, the record is very catchy and you’ll find yourself chanting along with the title name “Eye To Eye” as it’s pushed out there is a punchy fast paced two minutes thirty, a proper pick me up adrenaline rush packed in a small space of time leaving you wanting more.
If the first two songs from the soon to be released EP ‘Common Enemy’ are to go by we’re onto something that could be really great!
Written by Jimmy Rock
Photo source: Tom Dodd Visuals
For anyone who has been enjoying the mysterious multi-worlds of Dark Materials on their tv screens then this third single, ‘Cittàgazze’ from Mawpit will light up your interest and provide you with a new soundtrack for the programme. ‘Cittàgazze’ isn’t just inspired by Dark Materials it actually follows the story of Lyra and Will as they meet in the seaside city of Cittàgazze, fall in love only to then be separated in alternate universes. Singer / lyricist Cait found inspiration from the lovers' promise to meet in a botanic garden to feel close to one another. (I hope this has not been a spoiler for anyone)
The texture of the guitar notes within the opening of the track is so enticing and a great way to pull the listener in, ‘Cittàgazze’ is a dirty grungy rock track with menacing guitar riffs and cymbal smashing from the drum beat. The lyrics are full of raw emotion which mainly runs with grief and hurt, Mawpit have shown an ability to mould someone else’s vision and stamp their own DNA all over the concept. More and more we continue to be impressed with Mawpit music and this new offering won’t disappoint.
Written by Kess Anthony