There are many who would argue that indie rock is on the decline. Indie rockers, Don’t Shoot, mustn’t have got that memo and are on the charge with the recent release of their EP, ‘The Wonderkid’.
The Omagh 5 piece have presented us with a brand new 6 track EP for us to pour into our ears. Starting with the thoughtful, slow and dreamy instrumental, ‘The Sound Of’ leads us nicely into the track ‘Panic’. ‘Panic’ is pop infused with feelings of ‘coming of age’ accompanied by the clear lead vocals. Already the influence of bands such as indie folk rockers Frightened Rabbit can be heard as well as perhaps the synthesiser rock sound produced by bands such as The Killers.
Next up is the title track from this EP. With this track a bigger, bolder more powerful sound is created whilst maintaining the clear lead vocals. Drum belting, guitar plucking, ‘Wonderkid’ is good old fashioned honest indie rock and a close second to the best track on the EP, ‘Hollywood’. ‘Hollywood’ starts slow with vocal echoes giving it an almost 80’s feel. This builds to the chorus of the lyrics of ‘Built it in the night, destroyed it in the morning….’ culminating in the drum pounding repetition and catchy chorus chants. A great feel good track.
This EP should come with a warning, one listen to this and you’ll be hooked… ‘Built it in the night, destroyed it in the morning….’
◀ STANDOUT ⁞ Hollywood ▶
◀ SOUNDS LIKE ⁞ Frightened Rabbit ▶