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New In Music: Morale, The Half Eight, The Mocking Jays and More


Morale released a new song a couple of weeks ago, and I just haven't got round to writing my thoughts on the track.
This track is my least favourite that I'm reviewing, but that doesn't mean I don't like it. It reminds me of another band, but I'm not too sure who it is. It's a Kerrang sort of band, maybe something like 30 Seconds To Mars or System Of A Down.
It's a good song, the track is called Dopamine and that just takes me back to when I studied Psychology. It's not heavy, but it's certainly the heaviest of the songs I'm mentioning in this post. In a way it's similar to You Me At Six and Trash Boat which are two bands I adore!
I quite like the lyrics, and it isn't boring, it's not a song that you easily lose interest in, however, there is one thing that I slightly dislike and I've mentioned this in a lot of blog posts before. I don't like how the vocals are drowned out, I've never been a fan of that, but I know some people are.
However, what I can say is that the slightly rougher vocals are done well. It's definetly the sort of song you could mosh to, and overall it is pretty good!
Rating - 4/5 Lemons
Don't Forget Rupert

The boys in Don't Forget Rupert are back with another solid tune, however this time they're ditching the edgy sound and relaxing a little more with their new song So Far From Home.
This is more of a stripped-back sound for the band, and it, unlike their other songs. It's not edgy, it's not angsty. It's a beautiful song, where you just want to enjoy your time listening to the song. the way that All About You by McFly is. This track is similar to All About You in a way.
It's a lovely song, and it's so nice to hear Don't Forget Rupert releasing new music again. I also just want to take a moment to say how beautiful the artwork is.
The lyrics to the song are beautiful, and even though it isn't Get Fucked or Long Time Coming, it's still lovely. Even when the sound picks up a bit and it gets a little more intense it's still not heavy, it's still the sort of song you wish to put your arms around someone you love when it's playing. It's a beautiful love song, and it's such a moving song.
In many ways, it reminds me of McFly, and it's nice to hear DFR releasing music that doesn't sound the same as all their other tracks.
I love this song, but it's definitely a song I wouldn't play when I was driving at speed, however, I still love it, and I think it would be lovely to hear it played live.
Rating: 4.5/5 Lemons
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The Half Eight

The Half Eight have two new songs out and oh my gosh! 100% need to see them live.
Love In The Dark is the first of the two tracks, and boy is it a good song. It's super catchy like every other The Half Eight song, and it's the sort of song I'd love to hear live because it's one fo those songs you'd interact with.
It's quite high energy, and lyrically it's really good. It's 100% a strong recommendation.
If there is one thing The Half Eight are good at, it's writing a love song.
I've had this stuck in my head for a decent amount of time since it was released, The Half Eight are one of the best bands to come from Nottingham in my opinion. I would highly recommend checking them out as they are such a catchy band and they're a lot better than some of the other bands out there.
Rating: 4.5/5 Lemons

Drunk Like You is my favourite The Half Eight track and I have no shame in saying that, it's so good! It's one of my top 10 most listened to tracks of the past 6 weeks, and it's only been out a few days!
I love the lyrics, I love how catchy it is. Again it'd be amazing to hear live, it'd be amazing to listen to and scream to. I think everybody who comes near me in the few weeks is going to get sick of hearing Drunk Like You because it's one of them songs that I can't get sick of listening to, and it's constantly on repeat. I can't just listen to it once, I have to listen to it so many times. It has to be on repeat. I'm in love with it.
It's too catchy for me to not love it. 100% recommend that you go and give it a listen and see why I love it so much. Honestly, after hearing this song it's very obvious that I HAVE to see The Half Eight live, and if I do then I shall do a review of course!
Rating: 5/5 Lemons
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The Mocking Jays

The boys in the band decided to bless us all with a brand new song. I've been hearing this song live for over a year now, and believe me, I've been waiting for this moment. I love this song that much that nearly a year ago, I went and got one of the lines tattooed on me.
This is the first song in phase 2 of The Mocking Jays, and I'm so glad that this is the first song from phase 2. It's one of the catchiest songs they've done, and it's their heaviest, as we have to appreciate Mr Jacob Smith screaming. It's also the most advanced, you can tell that a lot of time went into the production of this track, as it has different effects within the track, and man is it good!
The song has a lot of depth and is the complete opposite to their last single Close To You. I Can't Be (Without Your Love) was one of the songs I was hoping to be released as after Kiss My Neck it is my favourite and then followed by Funny Bones.
The lyrics are amazing, the sound is phenomenal and Jay's vocals are next level. It's also the first single they've released since becoming a 4 piece, and it makes me quite emotional with how far they've come, but I couldn't be prouder of them.
I Can't Be (Without Your Love) is definitely a track to look out for in this year's Lemon Awards.
Rating: 5/5 Lemons
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