Monday 31 August 2015

MiNUSS - EP 2 (EP Review)

Release date: August 30th 2015. Label: Self Released. Formats: DD

EP 2: Tracklisting

1.Aliens 00:58
2.Fouke 02:29
3.Bloody Fingers 01:51
4.Perp 02:10

Band Members:



MiNUSS have just released their debut EP and now they're back with more of the same violent and manic Sludge/Grunge/Punk Rock riffs. Like it's predecessor EP 2 is a stripped back lo-fi sounding collection of tracks that flits between Sludge, Grunge and Punk Rock.

Very different to their other band – Sorry For Nothing. It only lasts for 7 minutes or so but it shows that MiNUSS still have that wonderful don't-give-a-fuck attitude around their music. Yeah it's sloppy and sounds like it was recorded on broken down equipment. Why can I not stop listening to this. Tracks such as Fouke and Bloody Fingers have such a playful energy to them that you can't but help singing along to this crazy carnage.

People may listen to this and think that Rerb and Jern cannot play their instruments and come off as a second rate punk band. Nothing could be further from the truth, as John (Drums and Vox) and Rob (Guitar and Vox) are fantastic musicians in their own right. Their highly thought of in the North East of England Rock Scene. Thanks to their band Sorry For Nothing. These guys have supported Truckfighters, Fu Manchu and The Answer.

But fuck it, this is about MiNUSS. Their new band and these guys are sure having fun. EP 2 is a slice of fast-paced dirty grungy sludge based riffs. I've been told that EP 3 is just round the corner. I hope the guys include a longer song just to see if they have it in them to write something that lasts a little longer than 2 minutes.

Until then EP 2 is a blast from start to finish. Check it out. You won't be sorry.

Words by Steve Howe