Me & Munich are a Danish band who are looking to make more waves with their interesting alternative rock sound. Both their EP ‘Knives of the Sun’ and debut album ‘Gaslighting’, were very successful in sharing with their fans an understanding of the bands DNA and musical identity. Now here comes the second album ‘Postponing the Past’, which for us here at Off the Hook Music is something we are very excited about!
But as everyone in the musical world knows, the tricky second album can make or break a band. Once the sound has been established with back catalogue tracks of a building band and then the first stamp of a debut album, the worst thing artists can do is to reinvent the wheel but also sound too much like the past album, so let's see if this is something that Me & Munich have managed to avoid or not.
‘Godspeed’ is the first track of the new album and there is a hint of the evolution within the band and their sound, but the same things that have made them noticeable before have stayed with a strong rock beat and intelligent lyrics. Then boom the jewel in the crown of this album ‘Unspoken’ arrives every early on this album which is a bold statement, a hundred percent catchy record with the layers of sound that makes it a radio worthy track.
The first half of the album is a strong man’s arm wrestle of heavy beats and bulldogging rock, this momentum and feel manifests all the way to track five which is called ‘Keep the pain’. It has qualities that sound out over the other songs, and is like taking a much needed energy drink half way through a football game, it has more energy and a different texture to the record that has gone before it and makes you think about the remaining tracks to come.
‘A curse in your ocean’ is the last track of the album and the curtain puller and even though it is a good track it just lacked the energy and impact of the records that had gone before it, we know it is so hard to get the positions on an album right and it’s one of the decisions the bands struggle to get right, but this felt like a song that needed to be in the mid part of the album and ‘Serenity’ the song before ‘A curse in your Ocean’ has a grungier feel about it with some spiky guitar sections and a beat which is driven with more force and should have had the honour of closing out this very strong rock album.
Written by Kess Anthony