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Midwave Breaks - EP Review: Mind Made Up

02 Feb 2023 // A review by Kerry MB

Since 2021, Midwave Breaks have been the talk of Kiwi music, going from strength to strength releasing two EP’s and a string of radio singles.

Now, to kick things off right in 2023, the duo have released their new 3 track EP- Mind Made Up.

But let’s back track a little. If you haven’t actually heard Midwave Breaks, are you living under a rock?

Let me enlighten you.

Midwave Breaks sounds like if Bruce Springsteen, Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder were just two people- but Kiwis, with summer as the only season. A multitude of beautiful lyricism, melody and immaculate execution is the result and pretty much sums up a lot of what us Kiwis love in music.

While duos in music are hardly a new thing- think Steely Dan, The Carpenters, Royal Blood, to name a few, it is still a big thing to find that kind of musicianship and it makes it a little more special when they knock it out of the park- hence some of the great duos in music history.

Mind Made Up is a slight detour from their past and current more commercial sound, in a way where you peel an onion only to find a deeper, richer layer.

These three tracks still have their signature alt rock gentle sway, but there is more pensiveness, a real deep dive into their inner thoughts that make it feel more intimate.

The opening track, Mind Made Up has a great intro. It’s almost haunting lyrically and musically it soars. I love the lyric, ..”‘You’re the best friend I know” giving the song vulnerability to it.

And truly that is what this EP is all about to my ears, a kind of intimate vulnerability with beautiful melody that gives you thought and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Midwave Breaks

Emerging New Zealand Alt-Rock Duo Midwave Breaks have made an impressive impact at Rock Radio since launching in 2021, with 3 independent singles in the top 10 NZ Rock Chart, and a further 3 breaching the top 20. Their debut single Lemonade Hand Grenade resonated across the country, peaking at number 3, and spending over 12 weeks in the Top 5.

NZ Radio Singles:

Lemonade Hand Grenade (April 21) - Top 5 Radioscope Rock Chart

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Midwave Breaks

Releases

Mind Made Up
Year: 2023
Type: EP
We Are The Ones
Year: 2021
Type: EP
Lemonade Hand Grenade
Year: 2021
Type: EP

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