The Low Miffs

Earl Grey / This Is The New

by Dan MacIntosh

6 July 2007

 

This two-song release is even too short to be called an EP. In fact, it’s closer to the old 45 RPM days where you got both an A and B side. The Low Miffs are a five-piece from Glasgow, Scotland, and claim equal influence from both Bertolt Brecht and Bruce Springsteen. “Earl Grey” begins slow and quiet, a little bit like “Heroin” by The Velvet Underground. But it then speeds up with skittish electronic guitar strums that may remind you of Franz Ferdinand. “This Is The New”, on the other hand, is more melodic and a more straight-forward pop-rock song. The Low Miffs will likely appeal to fans of the aforementioned Franz Ferdinand for their pop smarts.

Earl Grey / This Is the New

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