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Experimental maestros with the ability to snowball what seems to be every accountable genre into one song, Mongeese are ballsy, bold and undeniably brash when it comes to music. The Shores Breathe is a choppy, intense and beautifully constructed four minute offering which highlights everything beguiling about the four-piece, it’s a far more alternative pop approach than their usual output may suggest, but an interesting one at that. Texturally, it is absorbing, and the blend of ambient melodies against explosive crescendos allows for a truly breathtaking listen.

“We tried to stray further from our experimental influences and introduce more commercial aspects, relevant to genres like post-hardcore.” Guitarist Barney says. “The initial idea of the lyrics was to talk about how human relationships can differ and how you can grow to hate the ones you love. How finding safety in new relationships, can’t always offer the same positivity as the beginning of past affairs.” 

 

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