Newcomers MSRY are set to reach heights higher than the dreaming spires of their hometown Oxford after their third EP, Loss drops on November 8th.
The band have proved once again that they have quite a talent for making hardcore catchy. A step up from their already stellar work on 2017’s self-titled EP and 2018’s Safety First EP, Loss sounds like it comes from a band with clear direction. Each of the six tracks is dripping with experience, despite the fact that the band only formed a few years ago and solidified their lineup earlier this year.
Kicking off with a biting, punchy guitar intro on ‘Courage’, the high energy is a taste of the rest to come. Vocalist Kial Churcher has a way of expressing emotion through his vocals so well that you wouldn’t even need to listen to the lyrics of the songs for context.
The glass shatteringly punchy ‘Guilt’ is frighteningly impossible not to move to, and is sure to be a crowd favourite at shows. Similarly, try not to have the word ‘imposter’ stuck in your head all day after hearing the ‘Imposter’ track – it’s impossible. Trust me. MSRY have a way of getting right into the furthest depths of your brain and planting themselves there. But honestly, I’m ok with that.
Speaking to us in September about the EP, Churcher said that Loss was centred around “taking it from everybody’s perspective of what losing something is.” The lyrics speak for themselves; each track is an emotional nod to all the feelings surrounding the subject of loss.
Most poignant, perhaps, is the title track. The line “Is this what loss feels like?” serves to sum up the whole EP. It’s made for a crowd to shout along to at a show, and would have been the perfect closer if not for saving the big one till last – the mega Liam Cormier featured ‘Still Breaks My Heart’.
Good luck, along with hard work got them that feature, and it’s that hard work that will see MSRY absolutely explode in the near future. Already making a name for themselves in the UK hardcore scene, this band are built for success. They already sound like an established band – the world just needs to catch up.
‘Loss’ is out this Friday. Pre-order it here. MSRY head out on tour later this month. The dates are below: