Overall Score: 9/10 Originality: 9/10 Atmosphere: 9/10 Vocals: 9/10 Pros: Literally something for everyone. Nostalgic yet modern. Cons: Really difficult to find anything negative about this album!
It’s safe to say that every band has gone through a period of growth over the course of the pandemic, but none more than Southampton lads Miss Vincent who showcase their versatility in their debut album A Funeral For Youth.
The album echoes an important message of being comfortable with who you are and that it’s OK to be whoever you want to be. With juicy riffs and catchy hooks, Miss Vincent takes you on a 14 track journey through their own acceptance and a theme of self belief that runs throughout the album.
The band had already given us a taste of what to expect with Rosalie, Heresy and Gravity being released earlier on in the year, but what can we expect from the rest of the album? Catchy hooks? Check. Sing along choruses? Check. Indie, Pop and Punk Rock? Check, check check. What’s more, the record has been so brilliantly crafted you can literally feel the honesty pulsating throughout each track.
Described as a record that holds on to past times, the band truly embrace the atmosphere of the 50’s by encapsulating the romanticism of the high school prom night in Vials with a ballad inspired by the likes of The Platters. Not only can Miss Vincent recreate the bluesy sounds of the 50’s but the title track A Funeral For Youth takes a nod to the 90’s and early day Green Day.
The band have been supported on their journey by a ridiculous number of high profile names, featuring on Kerrang! Radio and Punktastic, and earning themselves spots on Spotify’s ‘New noise’ playlist and Amazon and Apple playlists and with such talent is it really any wonder?
It takes a certain level of skill to be able to create a record that has something for everyone, but Miss Vincent have done it. Aiming to give underdogs a place, this album has done that and more.
The new Miss Vincent album, A Funeral For Youth, is out now on Silent Cult.