Houston’s Football, etc. are a band that fail to excite, despite being obviously talented. While similar acts such as Lonely The Brave have seen their popularity soar over recent months, this emo/indie outfit can’t seem to generate the same buzz regardless of having two LPs and now a new EP under their belt. Despite this, their latest offering, ‘Disappear’, follows in the same footsteps as the first two, never really mixing things up or trying something new.
Lyrically, the tracks tackle angst and self-loathing, and there are some dark moments, like when the EP opens up with the line “Sometimes I find myself in an awful place / But I can pretend that I am not there”. Lindsay Minton‘s vocals are haunting and almost chilling at times above the gentle music.
The highlight of the EP comes from more upbeat track ‘Receiver’, where the band can really show their talents. Hopefully their future releases will more like this, but take it even further into new territory.
Overall, the four tracks are an enjoyable piece of work where the band shows promise, but sadly there’s nothing in the songs that can make them really stand out from the crowd. Written by Rhys Hawke