Smashed Vinyl got an exlcusive listen to Brunt Poetry's new EP the week before it's a release. Here's the review.
Brunt Poetry – 'CCTV EP'
It is clear that Miles Townsend aka the Brunt Poet, is still as pissed off as ever on Brunt Poetry’s latest effort CCTV EP. However, the first thing you notice is a definite change in mood from their debut ‘Open Mic Knight’. They have moved on from the aggression of the first EP to a refreshingly reflective vibe on CCTV EP. They have lost none of their raw power, however, with first track Ian Dury beginning with a slow melancholy feel yet still having that classic Brunt Poet deliverance on the versus. Towards the end of the track it get’s heavy. Chaz’s heavy guitar riffs come into their own and John Townsend’s drumming comes in hard for the powerful finale to a great opening track.
The heavier feel continues into Swimming In Ink, which is a genre-bending track that blends spoken word with classic rock and even hints of punk. Thus further cementing the genius of the genre they claim to represent, “Rap ‘n’ Roll”. The way, in which the song is structured plays to each individual member of the bands strengths, everything fits to together as if it were a rock perfectly smashing through banks window.
Working Class Nightmare retains that heavy rock feel, fitting perfectly underneath Miles’ pensive bars. This track stands out on the EP as being the most observant track Brunt’s produced. Discussing the fragility of masculinity in terms of how many pints drunk and having gold in your teeth is both refreshing and sobering. The instrumental flows ever so fittingly along with the lyrics, this is definitely their best effort yet.