At just 19 years of age, a young Sadie Mitchell laments the upcoming release of Faded And Jaded by US metalcore group Blue Funeral, a favourite of hers during most of her teenage years.
"They were one of the first 'heavy' bands I fell in love with, but their clean-sung choruses were so catchy I felt okay playing them around my mum. Ever since then, it was all I could listen to. Obviously." Mitchell laughs, gesturing to her bedroom adorned with posters and scattered merch of said group.
"I saw them every time they played a show in my town and even followed them across the country on tour with a few friends one summer. It was the best time," she recalls excitedly, her expression then turning more serious.
"But personally, their new singles haven't really done much for me. It sounds a lot mellower, and there's some definite shoegaze influence in there. Not a breakdown in earshot."
Despite this, when asked about whether or not she'll continue to support the band's efforts, Mitchell responded positively. "I mean, it's not a deal-breaker by any stretch, but I wish they would just go back to what made them great in the first place. It's hard to tell if it's something I've grown out of, or something I'm still yet to appreciate."