EP Review: Easter / Hob Talk

By on Sunday, 26th October 2008 at 1:23 pm

This week I’ve had a bit of a shoegazy week this week, having caught M83 and had them and My Bloody Valentine on pretty much repeat. So imagine my happiness at working my way through my EP pile this morning to find a four track EP by Mancunians Easter that has me staring at my shoes, dazed and relaxed.

Opening with the 8 and a half minute epic “Don’t Sink”, lead singer Tom Long sounds a tiny bit like Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, which is no bad thing, fitting the dream-seeking melodies perfectly. It’s just the perfect end-of night comedown, or Sunday morning wake up collection, helping you reflect on times gone by and the perfect anthem to that indie film that not many people will see, but all who do love.

Icy sharp guitars throughout, normally I’d be recoiling at the overuse of them but somehow they just about manage to pull off the My-Bloody Valentine lite sound of multi-layered effects.

Though relatively short, the 25 minute EP gives us a great taster of what’s to come for the lads – surely it’s just a matter of time before those A&R men descend in a feeding flurry.

Easter’s Hob Talk EP is now available from Manchester’s Piccadilly Records, Leeds’ Normal Records and Crash Records, London’s Sister Ray and Rough Trade, Bolton’s X Records, and Glasgow and Edinburgh’s Avalanche Records. Copies are also available from their Myspace.

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