EP review by KevW
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Things are kept tight and simple, there's no unnecessary instrumentation and this economical approach means these four tracks stay true to the ethics laid down by the bands who inspired them. 'Partly Faithful' is a web of spidery guitars, moody bass and forbidding drum thuds. It's a crisp sound and is taken a step further on 'Just Fine' which could happily grace an early Cure or Bunnymen album, pushing the tempo forward. The stuttering 'Strange Disease' lays down some dark atmospherics, again it's moody and intense. 'Your Song' could be the EP's crowning moment, its hints of Joy Division-esque despair come over like a younger brother to 'Atmosphere', petering away on a static electric fuzz. As débuts go this is a sterling effort, and the good news is that this supergroup have every intention of continuing what they've started.
Partly Faithful's website
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