Nara’s Split end are a band I’ve featured a couple of times in these roundups over the years and I’m honestly surprised that they haven’t become vastly more popular than they are in that time. Granted, technically well executed and energetically performed Rock music might not be as exciting to most people as it is to me, but if that’s what you’re looking for then Split end are a great option. The group’s latest mini-album “deep love” sees them expand their horizons a bit however, be it title track “deep love” and its brief foray into the land of Dream Pop and Shoegaze before returning to baseline or the high octane energy of “Orange no Kurashi “. Of course there’s a ballad in the form of “Wedding Dress” along the way too and if you’re looking for a blend of just about everything on the release put into one track then look no further than “Seimeiryoku”. Split end show a lot of growth on this release, something that will hopefully stand them in good stead and earn them more recognition that they definitely deserve.