With a little something to please every audiophile in the room, The Smoking Bells’ sophomore EP, The Civil Service EP is where noise-rock and synth-filled pop melodies become one.
Over a year in the making, The Civil Service EP highlights frontman singer-songwriter Darius Byrne’s vocals while showcasing the band’s maturity on the bass and drums. The lead track Outrun sets the stage for a fun-filled EP that takes twists and turns along the spectrum of noise to pop sensibilities, tying it up with a neat little bow on the final track, Pug.
“When I started writing the songs for the Civil Service, I knew it would be a bit of a departure from the first EP we put out,” said Byrne. “We’ve been working together as a band now for over two years and I knew we were in a place and point in time where I could really push the complexity of the songwriting and be confident in our ability to delivery.”
Not loving this EP is the auditory equivalent of not loving pizza. And if you don’t love pizza, what kind of monster are you?
Source-The Smoking Bells