Landmarks‘ upcoming EP will be called In Spite Of It All, and there’s some history to that. Having spent a lot of time in the studio tracking instruments and harmonies, disaster struck the band (and studio), as the studio was broken into. Equipment was stolen and much damage caused, potentially putting the band almost back to square one.
Despite this, Landmarks have bounced back and that EP is on the horizon again. Considering the incident, Adam (bassist and co-vocalist) pondered “That traumatic event solidified the phrase in our minds. It’s subsequently come to work almost as a band motto for us. Thanks to an unexpected twist-of-fate, our producer Matt Heap was able to recover most of this equipment, and he managed to save this EP, and the whole thing reminded us to just keep giving everything we have, and to take each obstacle as it comes. I’m glad that we went through it in a way.”
In Spite Of It All will see Landmarks progress somewhat from the bounds of pop punk to explore some more intricate alternative rock themes, inspired by Brand New and similar.
“We wanted to strike a balance between the pop-punk band we began as, and the Alt-rock influences that began showing up more and more in our songwriting,” Adam explains; “The deeper, darker side to our songwriting is more prominent than ever, with melancholy songs like ‘Limb From Limb’ and the temper-fuelled ‘With Clarity’, which is probably the most mature song we have written to date.”
The tracklisting is:
2. Cutting Strings
3. Limb From Limb
4. Friend Of Mine
5. With Clarity
You can stream the first, triumphant single Cutting Strings here,