'The Four Penny Knee Trembler' is the bands first EP released on LAB Records. It's an EP that shows a band that despite being labelled one of those aforementioned bands, they are a band with a much more edgier sound.
It's an EP that is filled with memorable chorus with opener ' "You Didn't Let Me Finish..." ' being just one of these examples with chorus being based around the "I want it all" line with it's pop-punk melody with the instrumentation taking a more Punk rock route.
'Deathwish' is the highlight of the 4 tracks with its simple bass line opening before it's burst into a piece of wonderful pop-punk pie with well-paced chorus and impressive vocal performance by Hero . In addition to this it has a brilliantly written chorus, that will make you want to listen to the song over and over again.
Things get a little bit heavier on 'Don't Forget to Breathe' with a deep guitar dark taking over whilst Hero's vocals are gently spreaded on top. While 'The Maiden's Voyage' begins with a epic vibe, as the band slightly slow down procedures and to an extent take a step back for Hero to showcase her voice one last time. Then it strangely ends on a humorous drunken slurry note.
This EP clearly shows the UK can produce female pop-punk bands, compared to their American counterparts. MiMi Soya are a band with potential and could quite possibly shake off the shakles of being labelled as 'the British Paramore' and simply be known as MiMi Soya; a fine example of Britain's growing pop-punk scene.
The Four Penny Knee Trembler by MiMi Soya is available on LAB Records and can be brought from there store here.