Eight years is a long time for a band to be away. However California’s No Motiv have returned with a new EP, ‘Winterlong’ and after such a lengthy period away, they sound refreshed and hungry as they deliver six alt-rock songs that are well-executed.
‘Beginning From the End’ and ‘Dead as the Day’ carry themselves along with an upbeat tempo and confident vocals from Jeremy Palaszewski.
Their style and approach makes it clear why they shared a label-home with the likes Alkaline Trio, The Get Up Kids and Hot Rod Circuit on Vagrant in the early 2000’s.
For example tracks like ‘In You’ and ‘Once Again Sundays’ have an intense, atmospheric edge, which makes them more compelling and cohesive.
With ‘Winterlong,’ No Motiv have confidentely marked their return, as it proves to be strong collection of bold songs. In addition, we hope it’s a statement of intent with hopefully more material on the way.
‘Winterlong’ EP by No Motiv is available now on Sound The Siren.
Words by Sean Reid