As well as sounding remarkably accomplished, the actual tunes are not to be sniffed at either. From the escalating potency of 'Howling' to the world-weary final bars of 'Let It Die', they deliver fully-formed ideas, and although it may not be the most varied collection you'll hear all year, its grand ambition is clearly defined. The pinging guitars of 'Funeral' are a particular highlight, as are its orchestral swells. The surging 'Rays' would be the ideal introduction for those who prefer their music to have an instant impact rather than requiring repeat listens. Given the nature of this EP's recording, it goes without saying that catching their Autumn tour would be a good move.
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