There are some albums that are just designed for summer listening. Albums like The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds or DEF FX’S Majick just don’t sound the same unless you are cruising along on a hot summer’s day with music blaring. Well, now another album has earned the right to be placed in that company – the new self-titled album by Danish alternative rockers Molly.
The trio that make up Molly obviously received their music education by spending endless hours listening to some of the finest alternative rock and punk that surfaced during the 1990s… the influences are there for all to hear. Opening track – I Don’t Know You Anymore – has a catchiness that early Blink 182 would have been and after just one listen you are feeling the urge to want to sing along. Time Again captures that raw enthusiasm that we haven’t heard since Nirvana’s Bleach while the slowed down journey inducing Blow It Away has that familiar sound of Dinosaur Jnr. or Buffalo Tom.
Also, present throughout Molly is that summer feeling. Tracks like I’ve Been Around and Sunny Daze are just screaming for a hot day play while despite an intensity lift and some gruffer vocals from frontman Malte Hill on Leave Your Feelings In A Jar the smooth melodies that make the Molly sound so great remain.
Smooth is the perfect description of this album. It really shows through on Sunshine Seems Important while that same smoothness has you wanting to tap your foot along to Hold Tight and is also strong on Bagu Bagu – track where Hill’s ‘laid back’ vocals sound very much like a nice Beach Boy’s harmony and melody.
Having a listen to Molly means you are going to discover a band that you want to tell all your friends about. These Danes deserve a lot of radio play and if this album is anything to go on is a band we are going to be talking about for a long to come.