Rise and shine! Gearing up for their debut EP ‘Unnecessary Creation’, out on June 18th, The Early Mornings hit a delicate balance between bitter and sweet on their new single ‘Days Spent’. The Manchester three-piece combine hasty post-punk with a touch of shoegaze and post-rock for a distinctive take on what is currently a la mode.
‘Days Spent’, which was recorded by Will Falkiner at Manchester’s picturesque Limefield Studio, is the type of song that seems much longer than it is. Not in a when-will-it-ever-end kind of way, but in a I-can’t-believe-they-fit-all-this-in-three-and-a-half-minutes kind of way. The track starts off with a stormy garage rock riff, but quickly transitions into an angular post-punk belter with a chorus that is exactly annoying enough to stay in your head for the rest of the day.
It is the song’s bridge, however, that truly elevates ‘Days Spent’ to another level. Throughout the track, the band already speed up and slow down on numerous occasions, until they finally give into their shoegaze leanings just past the two minute mark. What unfolds is a simple yet intricate piece of seemingly improvised interplay. Through it’s beautiful build-up, the part injects the song with a sense of sincerity that prevents a cool song from becoming all too brusque. If only all early mornings would end like this.
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