Melancholic Brighton four piece, Morning Smoke, are breathing a breath of fresh air into the Brighton indie scene.
Paying homage to the single note riffs and reverberated guitar sounds that the scene is known for, whilst adding their own original brand of dark dream pop and shoe gaze.
The band formed in 2012 and released their first demo track “Forest” to a fairy decent response and continued to gig around Brighton and London creating a cult following.
They released their debut EP “In Euphoria” of October this year to a very warm reception. The title track “In Euphoria” shows off the bands musical abilities and singer Milo Mcnulty’s subtle vocal range. The track opens with a single piano riff, which then descends into a shoe gaze anthem creating an atmospheric aural experience. The song “Tangerine” is the fastest on the EP, combing catchy guitar riffs with deafening bass and vocals reminiscent of Ian Curtis to create one of the most dynamic tracks on the EP.
The band recently experienced their first taste of commercial success as the appropriately titled song “Melancholy” was played on the Review Show on Radio 1 which will no doubt increase their cult following.
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This next year has the potential to be a very good one for Morning Smoke, as they could quickly rise to be one of the big bands to come out of Brighton in recent years.