MALONE - "Careless in the Moonlight" EP
last year this band has begun to carve their little space within the music
scene so when the EP came out I knew I had to check it out. Their debut EP is
a collection of catchy pop
rockers that mesh power pop hook addiction with a touch of heartland rock edge
woven in. Dual guitar driven melodies
and a powerful sense of melody are in full force with the six songs here as
they take you by surprise and refuse to let up.
Malone's debut is one of those discs that draws a personal connection
and, while the influences are on the sleeve at times, creates something that
skirts cliché and can snare power pop fans as well as those who remember late
80s alt rock (Replacements et al). I
wonder where this band will go from here.