London five-piece MADIGAN released their full EP Control on March 4th 2016.
Formed in early 2015, with influences such as The Libertines & Palma Violets, this EP is one predominantly inspired by the bands dislike of the Tories.
Opening with title track Control, you can really hear The Libertines’ influence coming through. The track certainly has a dirty, punky sound to it.
The second track, Envy is much slower and mellow sounding, but it really gives the audience an opportunity to hear the sublimely composed vocals.
Tracks 3 and 4 complement each other perfectly. In The Sand is a confident sounding, evocative predecessor to Girls in the Magazines, which is an angry, yet slightly psychedelic sounding track. As the track builds, it’s easy to picture a crowd singing this song back to them at a gig.
Aftermath ends the album on a rock n roll track, fitting of the 90s Manchester music scene.
I really can’t wait to hear more from contemporary sounding Madigan, and if you like some heavy bass, you’ll love this EP! The band are looking to line up more gigs over the summer, so make sure you keep an eye out!
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