Early ‘00s flashbacks from Miss Vincent’s second EP give plenty of ‘Reasons Not To Sleep’.
It seems the Southampton self-confessed moody punks have found the formula for portraying the tormented, tortured yet defiant soul. Following 2013’s self-explanatory ’Creepy EP’, ‘Reasons Not To Sleep’ adds an aggressive, darker atmosphere to their previously raw punk riffs, combining self-criticism with an anguish exclusively known to punk.
2, Gradients of grey
3, Disparate, desperate
4, Shogun queen
5, How much further?
6, You can't spell blame without me
Opening on the punchy contagion ‘DNR’, gang vocals and disillusioned melodies herald a revival of Bullets-era MCR and AFI. “Strike me off the chart, shut me down and put me on a DNR” cries frontman Alex Marshall, although thankfully, their resuscitation of the emo traditions of the ‘00s proves more than welcome.
“This isn’t who we are,” calls out ‘Gradients Of Grey’, its undeniable passion driven by authoritative drums from Jack Donnelly. The ethereal opening of ‘Disparate, Desperate’ adds colossal depth to a melodic tune reminiscent of Panic! At The Disco, while the energetic ‘Shogun Queen’ defiantly treads an anarchic territory, perfectly suitable to skate to.
Lead single ‘How Much Further’ belts a stretched-out surreal solo, providing an opportunity to reflect and step the tone down to contemplative levels before their energy bursts back to the fore. “Don’t blame it on yourself,” cries self-deprecating and cleverly titled closer ‘You Can’t Spell Blame Without Me’, defining an atmosphere of insularity that suits their compelling gloom.
If you needed any more ’Reasons Not To Sleep’, Miss Vincent have defined their capability to deliver the best of the punk realms they know inside-out, suggesting they have plenty more energy to deliver in future.
( Review from Already Heard https://www.alreadyheard.com/album-review-miss-vincent-reasons-not-to-sleep/ )
Miss Vincent - Reasons not to sleep CD
Defective merchandise can be exchanged. Just contact us if you have any issues. Items that are damaged in shipping can also be exchanged. You must notify us within 48 hours of receiving order. Damaged items can only be exchanged for the same item, as long as we have it available.
Returns and Exchanges
If you decide that you do not want something that you've ordered, we will accept a return only if the merchandise is unopened and still new (if it is clothing, it must be unworn and unwashed). We will give you store credit provided that what you return is in new condition. Credit must be used within a year of the date the original item was purchased.
We do our best to ship all orders within one business day of receiving them. We usually throw in extras too, stickers, etc.
Pre-orders ship as soon as we are able to get them to you.