Mouth Culture hail from Leicester, UK; a small, bustling city that is usually disregarded when you think of the UK music scene. With the likes of fellow Leicester bands Kasabian and Easy Life, Mouth Culture are aiming to be a house hold name in their city. Their debut EP ‘These Days Mixtape’ is available to stream on all music platforms.

It usually takes me a few listens to an EP for me to fully get into it, especially if it’s an EP from a band I’ve recently discovered, however, this was not the case when I pressed play on this debut EP. Within the first few seconds of listening to ‘These Days’ I was sold, the guitar riff instantly made me stop what I was doing and listen whilst the lyrics became stuck in my head, I was hooked.

It’s impossible to not listen to incredible EP from beginning to end and not to fall in love with the strong vocals, layered guitar riffs and brilliant instrumentals. This EP is something special and is definitely something that I’ve been waiting to find for a while now, it’s not very often I listen to a track from a debut EP and instantly connect with the song and love everything about the whole EP but that’s exactly what happened when listening to the incredible EP.

The band high energy and memorable songs instantly grabs your attention, their unique sound packs a punch and draws you in. As I was listening to this EP I was taken back to the early 00’s, the way the EP made me feel and the band’s sound made me feel like I had gone back in time and I was listening to the bands I use to listen to back in the early 00’s who made me fall in love with music.

It was hard for me to pick my favourite track from this EP as each track has its own anthemic sound which makes it special. If I really had to pick one that has managed to stand out a little more from the other tracks it would be ‘Catch You Tomorrow, Sunshine’, this single starts off a little slower compared to the other tracks but instantly builds into a memorable track full of energy and lyrics that make you stop and listen to every word. I sat tapping along to this single and instantly had goose bumps, there was something so magical about this track.

What I also love about this band is their sound which is mixture of indie-rock and alternative rock with an energetic flair and their own twist, there is something about it which you can’t help but fall in love with and is impossible to ignore. There is no other band around that sound similar to Mouth Culture, there sound is unique and refreshing to hear.

This is an impressive EP, the band have managed to create an EP that shows off their musical talents and combined classic sounds we love to hear with their own unique sounds, each track has its own special sound which makes them stand out but at the same time they work so well together in the EP. This was the first time I had heard from this incredible band and it’s safe to say I was impressed with what I heard and I am a fan of this brilliant band. The only bad point I have is the EP ended far too quickly, I was left wanting to hear more.


By Siân Parker