Luna Marada - Luna Marada EP
Luna Marada released their self titled debut E.P earlier this year and if you’ve not already... prepare your diddly holes.
The ‘powerful psychedelic trio’ from Manchester, who have long anticipated their debut E.P, have finally arrived. The thought and effort that seems to have into this E.P is very admirable, the artwork really does draw you in before you have even thought twice about this listening to it. The music is sometimes unpredictable, but once it all kicks in it really captivates you in and makes you want more and more. You can tell how versatile these freakishly good musicians really are, with a wide range of different influences and incorporates elements such as, Red Hot Chilli Peppers to Nirvana, with their funky, fudgey and unforgettable sounds.
The E.P in tales 5 tracks, opening with their funk influenced number The Honk, the groove of this will defiantly have you skanking in your room. The sexy bass lines throughout this track from Tom Le Cocq really set this band apart from others in the psychedelic genre. This combined with the Pocinho brothers finesse and rhythm, to really set this bands vibe and feel. This following track on this E.P is Luna Marada’s own cover of Wandering Star originally wrote by Portishead. This track really contrasts with the opening, with a whole different emotion with the droned bass throughout and the screaming guitar parts which really does hurt my nut sack.
Here comes their dreamy pop song Planet Earth, all the instrumentation in this one really complement each other, with a roaring vocal which sounds like Martim is desperately seeking for an answer for his repeated question ‘Is there anybody else out there?’. Throughout the song are great dynamics as the track is constantly building up. Now, this is one my favourites which I get up every morning to brush my teeth to, Quiet Front which starts off eerily subtle, Tomás’ drum groove really reminds me of a Mitch Mitchell back in his glory days with Hendrix “Woodstock baby”. Finishing this E.P off with a banger, ‘Control’ is some real gritty shit right here. Tom Le Cocq really dominates this track with a ballsy bass part opening this track and ending this track with a sweet yet, face melting bass solo.
This E.P is defiantly one to remember, a great listen with so many different elements of music which can easily take you away into their own world. These guys will be playing in Manchester at ‘Degsfest50’ on the 22nd August, so if you’re around do not miss these guys!
Words: Dan Coleman