The Recreation Return With Lockdown EP
Written, reordered and produced during the coronavirus lockdown
The EP is set for release on 3rd July, and is their most exciting work yet. Taking influence from Pink Floyd, and an inscription from one lover to another inside a Leonard Cohen book, the album creates a story, mixing in poetry with a form of slightly heavy lounge rock, the EP forms something pretty clever, and that you would expect from a more established band, as opposed to a band trying to break through in Manchester.
To me, it has feelings of what would happen if Arctic Monkeys had a love child with Nothing But Thieves. The whole album has this feeling that it’s a step out of the comfort zone for the band, but one that they managed to pull off to create a bold and experimental album, paying homage to their influences, and creating something which I am sure their fans will lap up from the moment it’s released.
A personal favourite of mine from the album is, ‘Remember The Future (Interlude)’, the second track on the album, where the band take a bit of a step back, and tell some of the story behind the idea for this album. It gives the whole album a sense of intimacy which is normally a bit of a challenge for bands to bring into these stripped back albums, but I think that The Recreation have managed to pull it off by including tracks such as (Remember The Future) and ‘Thursday 8pm’.
It’s certain to me that this won’t be the last we hear of this band, and it won’t be long before the band become a bit more of a common name amongst the Manchester music scene.