SUNGLO – Are You Happy? (Review)

Previous MoggBlog stars SUNGLO summit the air with their fierce take on grunge fuzz. Here with their debut EP “Are You Happy?”, the EP was released a week ago today. Already circulating recognition, the Manchester based fuzz rockers uplift the aura with an psychedelic grunge fusion. 

“Rainpour” takes to the stage as the EP’s opener. You can tell from the get go that this track will be a hit at live shows. Filled with infectious vocal melodies, the memorable number nudges towards bands such as Wolf Alice and Nirvana. Production is very raw and makes the vocals up close and personal. It’s not as polished as I’d imagine this song to be, but it still holds a strong impact. Previously heard track “Elevator Belle” still holds your attention with every listen. This track has been out for a few months and is still grasping onto it’s true nature. 

Sitting comfortably in the middle of the release, “The Feeling’s Gone” takes us down a groove centred avenue. A stand out track on the EP due to it’s experimental side. Featuring modulated guitar, the number is a strong contender on the release and a personal favourite of mine. “I Don’t Mind” has an early Foo Fighters feel to it’s melody. An important track in SUNGLO’s discography, this track was the band’s first single. Foot tapping music, it’s no surprise that this was the song that gave the band “the one’s to watch” title. Production on this one feels quite frantic but the complexity of it makes it feel a lot more human and personal.

Closing the EP, “Forget About It” sticks with the fuzz based element. Dynamically, the song shifts to a huge arrangement. For a DIY record, the band have captured their true sound to a studio recording perfectly. Armed with topics that people can relate too, this debut EP is a big success. This collective are definitely ones to keep a close eye on. 

Score: 7/10


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