Mlini - Movie Scene/Open Road

Owain Paciuszko 11/05/2010

Rating: 3/5

There's a lo-fi surf rock sound to Movie Scene, with soft vocals off-setting the Pulp Fiction retro groove. It's a straight-forward and simple rocker, recorded entirely on analogue 8-track reel to reel there's a pleasing ammount of grit and fuzz to the track that gives this - otherwise restrained - song a layer of grime.

Meanwhile Open Road has softer asides in amongst its strident camp-fire rock sections, recalling Black Rebel Motorcycle Club by way of Pavement, but steeped in a London underground vibe that makes this the stronger of the two tracks comprising this double A-side release.

This follows on from a pleasing, if limp, EP release at the end of 2009, but still bodes well for a band who need to make more of a statement on any future records.