7/10 Mike Staff review, 14 February 2014
There are four songs of indie rock on this 12" EP. It's quite a simple aesthetic - chunky fuzz guitar, Doorsy organ playing and simple Meg White-esque drumming, with Hillary Van Scoy (who also played all the instruments) leading it all with her strangely sing-song voice whose tones blend with the organ in a really strange, almost unnerving way which is at odds with the clinical prettiness of the tunes themselves.
There are some good song titles like 'Hold Your Head Up High and Go Fuck Yourself' and 'You Are My Favourite Communist'. The vocal on the former of those songs makes me think of Kate Bush but if Kate Bush was a one-woman bedroom indie rock band. I guess in that respect Keel Her is probably a good comparison too, but this is much less purposefully fucked up than Keeler-Schaeffer's gritty aesthetic.
This is poppier than either of those two as well, especially on the second side where the fuzz guitar is replaced by a bass guitar and the organ takes the fore. It's okay; perfectly likeable, Indietracks-friendly bedroom indiepop.
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