Experimental Music Love

October 6, 2008

Tiny Sparks – Alaska EP

Filed under: Uncategorized — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 1:05 am

Tiny Spark – Alaska EP

Well somebody’s been listening to Mansun. Certainly, these three songs from the south-coast five piece would have fitted comfortably on the brilliant Attack of the Grey Lantern, with sprawling yet well-structured guitars that threaten to veer into prog dirges, yet stay on the right side of listenable. George Lenton’s vocals too remind of Paul Draper, with treble tones and controlled angst in each of this EP’s three songs. Lenton even shows some ambition of Cousteau crooning in opener Alaska’s sadly short-lived coda.

Go On almost becomes One Republic, but sticks to credibility with smart lyrics and a biting guitar in the chorus. But it’s Never Met That Girl that stands out as Tiny Spark’s bona fide hit. Lenton excels, and the synth strings make this almost as good as Wide Open Space. Tiny Sparks to shining stars? We shall see. It bodes well though.

7.5/10

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