With the title ID EGO SUPEREGO The Mona Lisa’s highly anticipated debut EP is named after Freud’s personality theory, this unusual name however is justified as the band effectively interpret various moods and experiences relating to human behaviour.
The Fife based five-piece have made a real stir in Glasgow since releasing their debut single in May last year, with somewhat of a cult following their debut EP definitely lives up to the hype.
ID EGO SUPEREGO can only be described as an indie take on classic rock‘n’roll creating a unique sound, while touching post-punk revival, keeping the music sharp but comfortable.
The EP begins with ‘Falling For A Stranger’, which is upbeat with very relatable lyrics and a memorable constantly changing drum rhythm.
The EP is well balanced, the uplifting, but slow, ‘Anxiety’ is followed by bittersweet, though upbeat, ‘Lost Control’, sounding somewhere in-between the likes of The Strokes and The Vaccines.
Closer ‘Soldier’ really defines the EP, with a memorable hook this song opens up the band to wider audiences with an introduction sounding a lot more alternative rock, with hints Weezer and more classic indie rock bands.
For under £4, the EP is certainly worth a buy for classic indie fans and even those new to the genre; The Mona Lisa’s are definitely a band to watch.
Words: Hazel Urquhart