Cry Monster Cry are an up and coming duo made up of Dublin brothers Richie and Jamie Martin. Their debut EP ‘The Fallen’ which was released back in May has made a big impression in Ireland where it climbed to #1 in the singer songwriter itunes charts. Their rich melodies and perfect harmonies form the core element of their music which ranges from the pastoral to more up-beat roots influenced melodies. There is a warmth to their sound and a familiarity that draws you in but what really makes it work is how simple they’ve kept it.
This is by no means a sleepy EP, it has the rousing (This New Country) and uplifting (Polaris) which serve to contrast those quieter moments which really shine such as those harmonies on the opening of ‘As Long As You’re Left to Carry On’. This is a great EP from two talented brothers…definitely a name to watch for in 2013!