Young Hellions – Fractures and Cacophony

Fuzzed out pop probably best describes the latest output from Leeds based musician Maeve Munro a.k.a Young Hellions. Rather than subject audiences to an album’s worth of new material, the songwriter instead presents two singles to either a) test the water or b) see how people respond to her musical direction.

Response to the first single, “Fractured and Cacophony” have been positive from the outset – charting on New Zealand student radio at number 3 (in Christchurch and Palmerston North), a glowing write up from Undertheradar.co.nz describing it as “… a woozy blend of grungy shoegaze and dreamy pop that is a beautiful evolution of her previous offerings” and Dunedin based music blog PopLib citing it as “… a fine distillation of the most compelling elements of heavy shoegaze, gothic synth-pop and melodic grunge.”

With it’s second single, “Sunshine 60” of a similar, raucous approach, recorded and mastered by long time MUZAI engineer Daniel Speight, perhaps it is a glimpse of what the debut full length release from the former Cat Venom and The Bengal Lights member will have to offer. Consider this more than mere small talk, however, and don’t you dare call it a stop gap… admittedly as much as it may feel that way.

Order “Fractures and Cacophony” from iTunes.

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