Anubia - Out Loud

Out Loud EP

It took me a couple of listens to get into Anubia. I guess I wasn’t prepared for such a precise and clean rock record. The intricate perfection of every instrument distracted me initially from the songs themselves.

The EP opens with the dark-rock strains of ‘Would You Kindly’, which is indicative of their deeper, more challenging style. ‘Tuesday Freak Show’ is a bit more instant but retains that post-grunge undertone that dominated the opener.

‘Broken Now’ is my pick of the bunch, with a chunky palm muted riff and dominating chorus. If this track had been at the front of this record, it would be easier to get into things – draw them in with the pace and then let rip with the more ominous stuff.

Despite the challenges presented by the track order, this is a really good record, and it’s well worth a couple of spins to sink yourself into it.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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