Life Outside the Womb, the new EP by Belfast’s The Flims features tracks that make one desirous of a longer album.
I got excited about this band the same way I did the first time I heard The Kooks. With their cheeky, yet polished rhythms and melodies, and vocally, a blend of The Kooks and Arctic Monkeys, The Flims display quintessential indie rock guitar riffs and drum beats that feel both fresh and familiar. A bit grittier that the aforementioned comparisons, tinted with hues of mosh pit poetry.
Mind Games has the most commercial appeal and likely destined for radio play. For lovers outstanding bass, Dr. Afflerbach is the track for you.
Echo Falls, introduces some wicked changes, and succulent bass riffs. The wailing guitar and vocals perfectly juxtaposed to the rapid heartbeat drums. It’s also my personal favorite on this EP.
And I have to say it makes me happy to see a return to exceptional album art. The Flims’ Life Outside the Womb is an excellent example. Well done.