While not terribly cohesive, this 7” does have some nice offerings. The record opens with a track that reminds me of something poppy in an alternative way from the U.K. in the ‘80s; I keep thinking of the Housemartins and The Smiths, mainly for the poppy yet melancholic sound. The second song is a good if not formulaic pop punk ditty. The other side has ‘90s alternative-sounding numbers. The first has the quiet/loud thing going on, while the last track on here is a bit twangy. Though the lack of uniformity is a bit stifling, all the songs are pretty good.
–Vincent (Ottomen, ottomen.com)