Review: Hiding Place – ‘Hiding Place’

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Hiding Place have hit the emo scene with their self-titled EP. You know they’re making noise when they premiere a single over at Washed Up Emo. That single, “Slave To Your Name” opens up the EP and immediately sets the tone. You can expect heartbreaking lyrics with a mix of a slightly upbeat vibe; think of a blend between Death Cab For Cutie and Sunny Day Real Estate. Needless to say, if you enjoy either of those two bands, Hiding Place are well worth checking out.

Listening to this EP might emotionally drain you, which is the point of it. The band wants to make you feel what they felt while writing these songs and having those lyrics go through their heads. Thirteen minutes isn’t a big commitment, but within that short amount of time, Hiding Place will have you falling in love with their sound. “Desperate Desire” closes out the EP and starts with some calming acoustic guitar paired with the vocals. While it’s soothing, it will draw you in for a fantastic finale. I can’t recommend this band enough. Go check them out and if you’re so inclined, buy the record here.