EP Review: Modern Error – Lost In The Noise

The melodic hardcore newcomers deliver a stellar genre-crossing debut with Lost In The Noise. 

Peterborough four-piece Modern Error are set to release their debut EP tomorrow with Lost In The Noise. The record is dictated by the idea of self-war and personal change, broken into three parts: Lack of belief, loss of purpose and hiding a true self behind a false self and finally, separating from your true self. In other words, the downward trajectory of a toxic state of mind, feeling you can’t be a part of the world.

Modern Error kick Lost In The Noise off with a bang, in the shape off the album’s lead single Buried And Blue. The frenzied screams alongside melodic guitar riffs shows you exactly what this band is made of. The following Funeral Verse is much more mellow but just as intense with its dark and gloomy sound. Haunting drum beats and melancholic vocals add to the drama of this track.

Moving on to Blackout Poetry it’s time to turn up that volume a tad more (if you don’t already have it at full force at this stage). The killer combination of desperate screams and melodic choruses makes for one of the best songs on the EP.

Let’s talk about Separation Scars – what a huge sounding tune. The opening riffs bleeding into the anthemic verse followed by the cinematic chorus are a formula that seems to work extremely well for Modern Error and shows the range of influences on their music.

Just ahead of the EP’s release the band shared their latest single Self Synthetic. Speaking of the track, singer Zak Pinchin says, “Self Synthetic is about a false sense of self breading down barriers and taking over your whole reality, and you’re just struggling to keep your true self alive.”

Potentially one of the softer tracks on the album, but so beautiful all the same, Self Synthetic musically conveys the desperation that its lyrics offer so dramatically.

Visually inspired by surreal cinema, with Lost In The Noise, Modern Error wanted to create a world that portrays the fragile destructiveness of these feelings, making for a dark but beautiful experience.

Modern Error are currently on tour in the UK supporting As It Is, the remaining shows on the tour are as follows:
28 February – Porranporth Watering Hole
01 March – Bath Moles
02 March – Bridgend Hobos
04 March – Belfast Oh Yeah Centre
05 March – Dublin Green Room
07 March – Liverpool Arts Club Loft
08 March – Carlisle Old Fire Station
09 March – Aberdeen Tunnels
11 March – Stoke Sugarmill
12 March – Colchester Arts Centre
14 March – Leicester Academy 2
15 March – Brighton Concorde 2