Lost Like Lions – The Devil That You Know EP Review
A year after their initial release ‘Navigate’ in 2019, Lost Like Lions come together as a fully formed four-piece and present to you ‘The Devil That You Know’. A polished three-track EP that will transport you back to the early 2000s with emo vibes and incredibly tight musicality.
It is always refreshing to see a band without any pretences, that make music they genuinely love. Lost Like Lions display this in ‘Something Else’. Encapsulating the band’s musical ability, it is the sort of track that will have you feeling you already know the words by the time you hit the chorus. For an intro track, ‘Something Else’ does its job in showing us what to expect from the rest of the EP.
‘Run Away’ greets us with sludgy reverb ridden riffs and the snappiest of snares for the most morose of all the tracks. Again, lyrically it is incredibly catchy without trying too hard, “you can run away from everything and I don’t feel like myself” are the kind of simple but oh so effective lyrics that work. Pair this with their floaty yet gritty vocals that keep stuff interesting, and you have yet another great song.
Final track and the first released single from this EP, ‘Enemies’, is arguably the strongest song Lost Like Lions have put forward. The band’s influences such as Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab For Cutie linger beneath the surface in this track. Perfectly nostalgic with its fuzzy guitars, rousing vocals and tight harmonies, ‘Enemies’ takes every best aspect Lost Like Lions have to offer and moulds it into one.
‘The Devil That You Know’ is a great example of how less is more. Lost Like Lions have been able to take care with each of the three songs, honing their sound and ensuring our attention is kept throughout. ‘The Devil That You Know’ is a reminiscent and heartfelt EP that will just not let you down.
Words by Selina Payandee.