Single Mothers
Single Mothers


3.5
great

Review

by iluvtweepop USER (7 Reviews)
June 28th, 2012 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: ''You gotta write about what you know''

The video for ‘Christian Girls’ off of Single Mothers S/T Ep pretty much sums up everything the Canadian 5-piece are all about. The video takes place at a house show, with the band surrounded by friends and alcohol, everybody just rocking out and partying. Basically this band’s about having a really good time. The song itself is an absolutely great opener, with a little intro being played before exploding into a fast, loud and surprisingly catchy punk rock song. The song barely lets up for its 2 minute duration and by the last, drawn out scream, you’ll want a party of your own.

Unfortunately, the rest of the EP doesn’t reach the heights of brilliance that ‘Christians Girls’ does, although ‘Winter Coats’ comes close. The lyrics are good but don’t really deviate from girls, parties or hangovers. The best lyrics on the EP go to ‘Winter Coats’ which is a well told story about a clingy girl, with lines like ‘she kisses the way the good songs are sung/ And she thinks that she's special/ But she knows that I'm really only looking for some fun’. The lyrics get a bit samey after a while and a couple of different topics would have been nice, but in the context of the EP they work.

The production on the EP is a lot louder and grittier then their previous EP ‘Wild Party’ and the record is a lot better for it. The songs sound really heavy at points which make the instrumentals sound amazing, but works to the detriment of the vocals. Often the lead singer is struggling to be heard over the guitars, which results in him yelling all the time. This isn’t that bad as he isn’t a terrible vocalist but, like his lyrics, they get a bit repetitive. The production kind of reminds me of Loma Prietas ‘I.V’, especially the guitars, which is obviously a good thing.

Overall Single Mothers show a lot of potential in these four songs. With some refinement and less repetition, they could be a really great band. I think by the time they have an album, the little things that hold this EP back will have been sorted out and the party will be better than ever.



Recent reviews by this author
Johnny Foreigner Johnny Foreigner vs EverythingLos Campesinos! Hello Sadness
Animal Collective Danse ManateeFormer Ghosts New Love
Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate MyselfThe Mars Volta Octahedron
user ratings (53)
Chart.
3.8
excellent
recommended by reviewer
Single Mothers Wild Party

Comments:Add a Comment 
iluvtweepop
June 28th 2012


463 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I hate this review

You know these guys are signed to Jeremy Bolm from Touche Amore's label?

cvlts
June 28th 2012


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

christian girls brings teh party

BirthRite
June 28th 2012


1318 Comments


I hate this review[2]

you said it

pmmets07
June 28th 2012


5900 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I hate this review [3]

PistolPete
July 24th 2012


3630 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The Wild Party EP is leagues beyond this, but this EP is still pretty fun. I don't trust that these guys could write a full album though.

That first EP they made though, I can't believe I 4.5'd it but that's honestly what I think of it, it's almost flawless and it's from this little nobody band from London, Ontario...like wtf.

Digging: O'Brother - Garden Window

pmmets07
September 16th 2012


5900 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

we're not a band motherfucker we're a gang

EaglesBecomeVultures
March 11th 2013


5255 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this fucking rules

Digging: Iceage - Plowing Into the Field of Love



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy