E/M/P – Denver’s Sleazy Punk-Rock n’ Roll and A Yearning For A Visit.
Sometimes, a sense of humour and a lack of taking yourself seriously are needed in life. Particularly when playing scrappy Rock n’ Roll, filtered through several intentional, but also probably accidental, dirt covered old-school Punk-Rock lenses.
Formed in 2013, in Denver, Colorado, I’m instantly envious of the band. Why? Well, the Denver contingent of my music collection is a growing one. Compilations containing bands from the city are springing up all over the place, as well as numerously more specific, EPs, Demos and Albums from a number of Denver’s finest.
For a quick break from my ranting, E/M/P have something to say:
Well that was insightful. In short, I’m British, currently living in Australia and Denver is calling me, and who can really blame me? It’s underground Punk-Rock, Hardcore and Pop-Punk music is strong and vibrant.
However, enough of that, E/M/P are the reason we are here. Their sleazy Punk n’ Roll is what it is, fast, gritty, abrasive and not remotely taking itself seriously. Serious Punk, emotional, hard-hitting music is fantastic but sometimes you need this, to drink too much and listen to four blokes who fucking live and love what they do.
With a sound that straddles 80’s Hardcore as much as it does a earlier and wit-laden late 70’s sound, bands such as Poison Idea, Black Flag and The Adolescents come to mind, not forgetting a nice dose of Rock n’ Roll slathered all over it.
The band are all veterans of their music scene and with this slow but surely growing project, here’s hoping they add to this already growing scene.
With talk of more songs soon to be uploaded to Reverbnation and a possible bandcamp profile to be set up, if you dig the band, you haven’t long to wait for more.