Label: Pure Noise Records
Released: 17th June 2022
Making a name for himself working with other musicians, MNYS – aka Nick Cozine – has already owned his chops elsewhere.
Under his own banner, that bubbling underdog energy is no less potent. ‘Garden Statement’ may clock in at just over two minutes, but its lo-fi charm sets the stage perfectly, cutting through with its simplicity when most would flood with aimless bombast. ‘Backseat’ mixes pop-sensibilities with the tone and poise of millennial rock, while closer ‘Grey’ shimmers and soars.
Polished, but not to the point it slips and slides out of view, there’s lots to like. ■ Dan Harrison