Once again The Manhattan Syndrome have received high praise from a reviewer! Although this review is in German, we put it into Google Translate for you. Whilst the translator sometimes produces a deranged kind of English, you get the point that this reviewer loves The Manhattan Syndrome, giving them an awesome 8/10 for their EP ‘And We Left It Behind’. You can grab it on Itunes HERE!
In “Carnival”, the listener after the first chorus with an almost Sigur Ros-like fragility of the skeleton song will be surprised. This is only held together with piano and vocals, only to shortly thereafter to win again with acoustic guitar, synths, pounding drums and vocal harmonies to stop. “The Manhattan syndrome” reflects a similar vulnerability and resignation that seems to attract itself to all the way through songs.Even if the song is rather unspectacular, so playing on a musical level off some.Especially the second half with scores under the skin backing vocals and playful drum parts.
At last, with “Hollow Heads” again pressed firmly on the lacrimal gland. What’s going on here is emotion, but incomprehensible. Stands in the first two minutes Heneghan still suffering singing in the foreground are from the dawn of the third minute, the instrumental group including female vocals set the tone. The end does every post-rock heart beat faster and completes the brief but intense listening experience perfectly.
At The Manhattan Syndrome is an indie-diamonds, which you should definitely keep an eye on. The degree of intensity, which is able to produce with only four of the five songs is impressive. Remains to be seen only if the Irishman can also hold this tension for a long time, finally, when the first long-pending groove. Fans and melancholy sounds of the above mentioned bands should at least do not think too long and “And We Left Behind It” quickly get (free).