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The Knee High Socks - EP Review: The Knee High Socks

21 Dec 2017 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

The Knee High Socks are an Auckland high school quartet that formed in 2015.

Their sound is self-confessed indie, ‘math rock’, but not exactly pop, and they have just released their first self-titled EP.

The band has a lot of potential with clever lyrical ability and a soft, almost spoken vocal style that suits the more indie sound they deliver. Their sound is at times raw and could use a little fine tuning, but that will come with more experience as they grow into their sound.

They shape up to be well rounded musicians despite their young years, and it will be interesting to hear their sound in a year's time and see how it has evolved.

Review written by Kerry Monaghan

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