A few months or so ago i briefly mentioned shooting Easy On The Amoeba, and a year before or thereabouts I wrote a little bit about ’em and “their forthcoming EP”. Well, said EP has dropped, under the name of Talk Back and it’s genuinely really, really very good.
Before we go any further, my inner producer aspiree has to point out how really well this EP has been recorded & mixed & whatnot, the sound is just incredible, especially the guitars and that makes it even better before the first track has got to the chorus.
The first track in question is Check My Pulse, a previous demo that was floating around that has been polished into thunder. The guitar seems undeniably Editors-y throughout and that’s certainly not a bad thing, it essentially makes it the catchiest song I have heard in awhile and both vocals are faultless – the recording is just SO NICE.
I Don’t Know too seems rather perfected in comparison to the live version a year or so back, it all goes a bit indie funk here – Nile Rodgers anyone? There’s even a percussion breakdown, anyone that doesn’t love that is lying. The guitar solo too, people are clinging to their Fenders and quaking in their boots.
Next is my favourite so far Trouble Like You , the guitar that seems to drench this EP in brilliance is back in full swing – particularly Two Door here -, the bass is funking it up and the vocals are still really, really good, I genuinely cannot seem to fault much in any of this and I’m not just saying that to be nice either. All Of These Things slows it down completely, it’s a very Smithsy (that’s not an overstated comparison either) guitar ballad type with the addition of lush harmonies and some synths creep up too.
This Way is also a slower one, very bassy and it rounds up the generally just very, very good music on the entire EP, the vocals stick out on this one too for being particularly lovely – I’m running out of positive adjectives here – but the point is, I really like this song too and the other four. It exists as some of the finest indie rock stuff i’ve heard in a long while and is ton better than the majority of half assed bands of Brighton kids that done nothing since I reviewed them. Easy On The Amoeba make 3 years of musical work seem effortless, and ultimately brilliant. Nice one.
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT ON THEIR BANDCAMP NOW FOR FREE, NOTHING IN LIFE IS FREE ANYMORE SO TAKE IT AND RUN WITH IT.
Also if you like it you can vote for them to record & such at Abbey Road here.