Dublin punk band Moutpiece follow up their 2008 debut with this short EP. It’s been four years since the noisy and at times harsh first album, ‘S/T Debut’, but now the band have refined and developed their sound without losing any of their bite.
‘The Black Banana EP’ flashes by in a whirlwind of energy and fun. First track, Black Banana, is about the fictional 80’s Dublin band, and is a fast, intense song, with an excellent guitar solo and a catchy chorus. Perhaps the biggest difference between this EP and their debut album is the presence of catchy, sing-a-long choruses, and the band are much improved because of it. Positive Frame Of Mind is testament to this with a powerful, head-nodding beat complimenting the punky guitars
Back In Time features some really impressive guitar work that culminates with a majestic solo. The Unlucky One manages to sound slightly more sinister, with a mean bassline, but without losing any of the fun, carefree attitude that is present throughout the whole album.
Coming in at just twelve minutes long, the ‘Black Banana EP’ feels like it’s over before it even starts. But Moutpiece manage to pack every minute full of excitement, and once it’s over, you can’t help but listen to it again. A massive improvement on their lacklustre debut release.