EP Review: If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now – We Need Them Alive

Posted by Holly Callender

If you lived here you'd be home by now

There’s not enough band names that necessitate a coma.  Or make reference to popular selling tactics of estate agencies.  Perhaps drawing from the same selling property vein as Sunny Day Real Estate in terms of name inspiration, causes the assumption that IYLHYBHBN are a ‘Murican alt-rock quartet.

The assumption is wrong.  In fact, they are a Glasgow based female quartet ‘playing spooky tunes’ and We Need Them Alive, their latest EP recorded at Green Door Studios, is droning and creepy, in the best possible way.

Opener In Love is eerie distorted vocals alongside an ominous backing cello.  Order of spooky instruments are as follows: church organ, the organ effect on keyboards, then cello.  Fallen opens with acoustic guitar followed by feminine ‘ooh la la las’ and a sinister repetition of ‘hell redefines our way home’, whilst title track We Need Them Alive features a witches’ chant and an angry monologue.

Why do IYLHYBHBN need them alive?  To sacrifice to Morticia Addams, presumably.

IYLHYBHBNWe Need Them Alive is available now via most digital music outlets.

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