InMe: The Pride

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Having emerged into the then thriving post-hardcore scene of the early 2000s, Essex’s InMe have survived shifting musical fashions, holding on to put out their fifth album through the fan-funded Pledge Music scheme.

The faithful who helped The Pride happen will find the band on bullish form, their trademark anthemic, angsty rock peppered with experimentation that screams of a band left to their own devices.

There is the odd misstep – Moonlit Seabed explodes into a jarring shower of Enter Shikari-style techno-synths that seems shipped in for no good reason – but, in the piano-drenched, guitar solo-ridden Silver Womb and the queasy harmonies of Escape To Mysteriopa, they’re using their DIY freedom to stretch their tendrils into uncharted waters.

The heartbreak and self-doubt remains in the lyrics, but the music suggests an unshakeable confidence in what they’re doing.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.