With their 2014 debut album ‘Loom’, Frameworks made a firm statement within the scrappy post-hardcore realm internationally, but as satisfyingly chaotic as it was, one thing that record might have lacked at moments was the varied yet still dynamically compelling songwriting that the likes of the similarly-screamo-influenced Touche Amore have perfected. That’s something they’ve improved upon ten-fold on this short-but-sweet EP, in their own way.
In the first moments of ‘Worn Out’ the band instantly feel more focused than ever, launching into a surprising disco beat set to the more familiar shimmering guitars. Vocalist Luke Pate leads an urgent charge of screams which leads to the introduction of electronic beats appearing to jitter in the background, a new addition to Framework’s sonic palette. This is already a massive step up.