Sunday, 25 May 2008

EP: Later - Switchbored EP (Filthy Little Angels)

Later’s 'Switchbored EP' shows indie pop at its best – opener ‘Year By Year’ is reminiscent of Conor Oberst and his Saddle Creek friends’ earliest dabble into music, 'Park Ave,' with its lyrical honesty, bubblegum melodies and simple arrangement. Same goes for the brilliant interacting guitar and keyboard lines on ‘Longing’ and melancholy tone of ‘Telephone Call’ and its contrast with its sprightly beat. Although clearly not an epic that is likely to inspire generations of future musicians Later play to their strengths – honesty, simplicity and catchiness and as a result the 'Switchbored EP' is brilliant in its understatedness.

Standout Track: Year By Year

Ollie Khakwani