The future of Terrible Love remains unclear, with truly little information surfacing from the band’s social media pages. That said, the latest breaking news concerns brand-new EP ‘Falsehoods’, issued (For the moment?) as a digital only release. The new material is welcome news, despite a clear statement from the band that the tracks are DEMOS carefully selected from a still unfinished/unreleased full-length album. With much credit owed to Sam Manville for tidying up, mixing an mastering the songs featured on ‘Falsehoods’, it is difficult to accept that these tracks are not the finished articles because the quality is of a high calibre and worthy of an official CD/vinyl release. Likely financial constraints have taken their toll here, not to mention the unprecedented times society is undergoing, but no matter as fans of post-hardcore, post-punk and alternative music in general will lap these up. Beginning with the lone-skeletal guitar chords of ‘Dose’, which soon morphs into second-track ‘Come To Harm’; that has all the feel of a demo during its opening bars, only to unfold into a thunderous, guitar-driven song with melodic passages and red-raw vocals. Whether it is an individual or agency at the centre of ‘History Will Not Be Kind’ is open to interpretation, but either way makes for compelling listening in addition to the more considered approach of the song musically. Concluding with the excellent and forceful ‘Maw’ that signposts feelings of angst concerning the unusual times society is experiencing, Terrible Love fire enough flares during ‘Falsehoods’ signalling for life to be given to this EP, which is warranted considering the quality on display and therefore persuasive enough for any suitors listening to officially release the long overdue album. Trying times indeed.