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Send ‘Em on Down: Mouse Man and Scarlet Mill Reviewed

Mouse Man and Scarlet Mill Reviewed

Scarlet Mill – Sea Devil

Genre: Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Scarlet Mill create music that recalls the legends of old with the fascination and fright that they deserve. 

Most of us get told folk tales as children. It’s no surprise, then, that most of us grow up to be anxiety-ridden adults. Just read the fine print! They all involve some sort of ritualistic murders, witches eating children, giants getting killed by chidlren and so on. 

Sure, each one of the good ones carries an important message about self-reliance and virtue. But it needs a lot of blood and guts in order to deliver that message. 

We look at these tales in the same way that we admire folk music. From afar, it appears to be merely an eccentric recollection of the past. Glancing from up close, it’s a terrifying sight. 

Scarlet Mill’s “Sea Devil” echoes the silent terror of olf tales and folk music. The song doesn’t need to press its message through swells of volume, screams, or bombastic lyrics. All it needs to do is capture your attention through the slow burn of the music and the call and response of the vocals. It’s a campfire song about things that are being our understanding and that, if considered seriously, ought to terrify us.   

Mouse Man – The Birth

Mouse Man knows that there are a few things that you won’t be able to escape in life, including pain, hardship, or the influence of your record collection and the streets that you grew up on. 

We’re all made up of a million little memories. Sure, all of them have a part to play. But while some of the less important ones may pop into your brain unexpectedly, the vast majority of them are buried in there forever. Their influence is marginal at best. 

However, there are few memories that are bound to leave an indelible mark. These are the ones that only years of therapy, moving to exotic places, or terrible loss of ability to recall, will shake off. Most of them aren’t special. Most of these part of everyone’s life. Our daily commute, friends and enemies, as well as the sounds and visuals with which we surround are lives, are bound to have a major impact on how we carry on our existence. 

Mouse Man’s “The Birth” is indie-rock soundtrack to urban landscapes and to days spent listening to famous bands wearing slim jeans and Converse shoes. It wears its influence on its sleeve but brings fresh, disgruntled air to proceedings. It’s The Strokes minus the good-time-seeking charm but with plenty of anger as ammunition. 

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Scarlet Mill - Sea Devil


Mouse Man - The Birth




About author

Eduard Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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