Fierce Morgan – The Forthcoming ‘Misanthropy’ EP.
‘Music for people to skate to, made by people who can’t skate’.
Sheffield Pop-Punks Fierce Morgan are due to drop their brand new EP Misanthropy on the 18th March, so get the diary out and make note, as another reason to support the UK music scene is about to be presented to you.
The band’s placement in the contemporary UK scene is another reason why they are so crucial. The UK scene has grown very diverse the last few years, with some bands leaning towards Easycore, Pop-Rock and Alternative Rock, while those such as Fierce Morgan have taken a more old-school and “classic” Pop-Punk orientated root, but have also stayed relevant.
‘Sweat and Tears’ is the face of the pre-order and available to download right but we will get to that later. A staple of the band’s repertoire in sound, it’s testament to their influences and a shining example of a comfortable and passionate band.
It’s fast, driven, anthemic and broken in and out with playfully-jagged breakdowns, what more could you want from modern Pop-Punk?
‘Empty Pockets’ has a vintage Skate Punk opening before it blends briefly into an early 2000’s chug, before the balance is found between the two for another anthemic number, reminiscent actually of a great Canadian Skate Punk band by the name of Hey Mister! – Click Here.
You’re 22 and being told to grow up, amidst all your friend’s settling down. This may seem like cliche Pop-Punk, but it goes far deeper than that.
I, like the band grew up in the UK where contemporary young people are under more and more pressure to “grow up and fly straight into the 9-5”. I personally have enough people telling me to put a stop to the Mohawk, band tees and get a proper job, settle down get a mortgage etc… so I know how they feel and I’m almost 25.
‘X Marks The Spot’ is nothing but a classic Pop-Punk “I hate this town” number but luckily without the most of the cliches and still makes for an enjoyable track. Most fans of the Punk music will cringe at such a topic, no matter how true it may be in relation to some middle-of-nowhere-shit-hole, but there we go, this isn’t a bad track at the end of it.
Saving the best ’til last? Perhaps, ‘Elders’ was the track I was waiting for. The heaviest on the EP and most genetically Skate Punk but not without the signature (but darker) UK Pop-Punk gloss, the song’s disaffection ties in the Misanthropic criticism and nature of the release perfectly.
Misanthropy will be released on 18th March with all pre-order information below:
- For updates on Fierce Morgan, head to Facebook and Twitter.
- For the preorder of the EP on both Digital and hardcopy CD, Click Here.
- The single ‘Sweat and Tears’ can be downloaded now with the pre-order or individually.
- Merch and pre-order bundles are also available on bandcamp, Click Here.
- Finally, for bands past releases, up for ‘Free/Name Your Price’ download head to bandcamp – again, because it’s a wonderful place to be and you don’t want Morgan getting all fierce now do you?