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THIS Glasgow fourpiece manage to meld different genres to sound like no other band in a mesmerising EP.

It's been five years since Soundcheck reviewed their debut Mind River Matter and the group are on top of their game.

Mixing the melodies of indie with the crunching guitars of grunge and the otherwordly hum of shoegaze, the six tracks on Near Life Experience push you down the rabbit hole.

It opens with the instrumental Analysis Paralysis - an acid-dipped, two guitar-pronged track that builds then ebbs and flows.

The Psychopath Test kickstarts a thumping growl and Billy Duffy-style squall before Lloyd Fay's vocals dip into the electric soup, "It's getting weirder". It sure is. Confabulation has a rolling bass by Matthew Williams which could be from debut album Stone Roses and a guitar that rocks backwards and forwards with classic indie swagger.

Do No Harm starts as a slow ballad but Kevin Heimann's guitar growls into action shattering the peace.

The EP ends with the title track, another slowie that has the assurance of Richard Ashcroft's Verve.

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ON SONG Thula Borah singer Lloyd Fay. Band have released a new EP

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 19, 2017
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