MODERN ERROR - Lost In The Noise (EP)



Peterborough’s melodic hardcore four-piece MODERN ERROR (formed by members of IN ARCHIVES) release their latest EP ‘Lost in the Noise’ on 1st March 2019. When the EP was written, it was governed by the idea of being at war with oneself and going through personal change; a lack of belief, a loss of purpose, and of hiding your true self behind some kind of mask. It represents the downward spiral of a pernicious mind state, of no longer feeling you can be a part of the world. Visually inspired by surreal cinema, with ‘Lost in the Noise’, MODERN ERROR set out to make an EP that would convey the delicate brutality of these feelings in a ‘dark but beautiful experience’. They say, ’In a world so full of noise, how do we not fall apart?’ The band have shared the stage with a plethora of bands, including ENTER SHIKARI last year, and are just about to hit the road for a run of dates supporting AS IT IS.

First song on ‘Lost in the Noise’ is ‘Buried and Blue’, a frenetic track with screamed vocals that make an immediate impact on my ears. The hard-hitting drums from Conor Nicholls absolutely power through and Aurélien Mariat’s bass resonates alongside. ‘Funeral Verse’ is a harmonious track with Zak Pinchin’s gentle vocals and screamed vocals alternating throughout. It’s definitely a song of two sides, but big, crunchy riffs from Kel Pinchin and a strong rhythm section with punchy drums bring the track together. ‘Blackout Poetry’ was the first single from this EP, released in March 2018, and the accompanying video the first with the ‘blue’ theme. Cracking staccato drums and low bass power this track through. It has big vibrant riffs and melodious vocals that create a hypnotic combination.

‘Cross Me Out’ was the second single to be taken from this EP, released in July 2018 and the clever accompanying video continued with the ‘blue’ theme. Emotive vocals are pervasive on this enveloping song as galloping drums and moody bass  provide the backdrop to Zak’s powerful vocals and brother Kel’s gritty guitar. ‘Separation Scars’ was released as a single in November 2018, and the accompanying video follows the same theme as the previous two. The song is about withdrawing into oneself at a time when we have the most connectivity available to us. The vocals sound beautifully impulsive yet raw and the instrumentation backs that up. ‘Self Synthetic’ is impactful from the first notes, gentle vocal and jingling guitar that leads into more melodious vocal/screamed vocal alternating with gentle vocal, with staccato drums and keys coming through. The last two tracks on the EP are alternate versions of ‘Funeral Scars’ and ‘Separation Scars’. Both are more subdued, gentler versions of their earlier counterparts. Having different versions of these songs on this EP shows a really different side to the band. Showing this softer, more intimate side is indicative of a versatility that could surprise some.

Band members:-
Zak Pinchin - vocals
Kel Pinchin - guitar
Aurélien Mariat - bass
Conor Nicholls - drums

‘Lost in the Noise’ track listing:-
Buried and Blue
Funeral Verse
Blackout Poetry
Cross Me Out
Separation Scars
Self Synthetic
Funeral Scars +
Separation Scars +

Catch MODERN ERROR on tour with AS IT IS here:-
26 - Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
27 - Exeter, Cavern
28 - Perranporth, Watering Hole
01 - Bath, Moles
02 - Bridgend, Hobos
04 - Belfast, Oh Yeah Centre
05 - Dublin, Green Room
07 - Liverpool, Arts Club Loft
08 - Carlisle, Old Fire Station
09 - Aberdeen, Tunnels
11 - Stoke, Sugarmill
12 - Colchester, Arts Centre
14 - Leicester, Academy 2
15 - Brighton, Concorde 2

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