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Midwave Breaks - Single Review: Souvenirs

16 Mar 2023 // A review by Kerry MB

It wasn’t long ago I had just finished reviewing Midwave Breaks latest EP- Mind Made Up, and now, we’re back again with their new single- Souvenirs.

First off, let me tell you, these guys are already doing awesome things for New Zealand music, and this new single just further cements their superb range as musicians.

Souvenirs has a harder edge, but there is still beautiful melody and consistency we’ve all come to know them for.

A driving guitar riff takes front and centre on this track, followed by some thundering tempo change and a blink and you miss it, two quick micro screams which are just perfection. 

It’s a hell of a jam and one destined to be heard live to a hungry crowd. Is there anything Midwave Breaks touches that doesn’t turn to gold?

The only downside to such a tune is length. Coming in at exactly 3 minutes, 13 seconds, I wish it was longer, but it speaks volumes when you click repeat for the millionth time, so it’s not all bad.

The journey continues for the duo, and although 2023 is proving to be another odd year, at least there is consistency with good music.

I look forward to 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

Standing Inside Out
Year: 2024
Type: EP
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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