Morning Runner. Young and hopeful four-piece from Reading. Very good.
That is if we are to believe the hysteria that has enveloped them of late,
hailing them as the new Coldplay, who, incidentally, Morning Runner
have just finished opening for on a rather sizeable tour.
Be All You Want Me To Be is a pulsating yet achingly fragile slab of
brilliance. The weightless crashing cymbals and driving guitars fight a
futile battle for supremacy against vocalist Matt Greener, whose
charismatic, impassioned delivery soaks Be All You Want Me To Be in
enchantment, turning it into pure escapism.
Morning Runner sound like Coldplay in that they have a piano, are radio
friendly, and make big songs - but so do a thousand other bands. The
creativity and charisma of Be All You Want Me To Be is more reminiscent of
Moneybrother. It's the sound of Morning Runner
squeezing their tightest to get every last drop of music from their song,
until it dies and goes to heaven. Brilliant. Watch out for their debut