Discovery: Molino

Molino are a Dutch bedroom pop outfit who get conceptual with their new single Broken Machine.

By Graeme Smith

My first impression of Broken Machine was that it felt a little slow. As the narrative unfolded though, I began to realise it’s a deliberate choice. Broken Machine describes that feeling we all have when we’re not at our peak, physically and mentally, and Molino musically mirror the feeling perfectly.

As things proceed, there’s a slow “revving up” and soon the track blossoms into something expansive and beautiful. It’s a surprising conclusion to the track given where it began and that’s what really grabbed me about Broken Machine. You can check it out for yourself below and listen on Spotify here.