Freshly ejected from “the fountain of youth”, Leodensian duo Niagara aren’t messing about much by the sounds of their irreproachable PH EP, the highlight of which comes in the scruffy form of dizzying opening number, Death By Imagination. Dewy, airy and absolutely bursting with inspiration, it recalls Real Estate’s commensurately wonderful early days, its sublime three-and-a-bit encapsulating all the carefree joie de vivre of the New Jerseyites’ eponymous début. Smothered with gooey shoegaze, oozing an off-kilt kookiness and momentarily redolent of ’90s neo-psych stalwarts Blind Melon, it’s an exhaustive invitation to really fall for Niagara. And so when Lu Brown quizzes: “Should I even carry on?” the response is all but reactionary.
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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 1 day ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 1 day ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 1 day ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 1 day ago from web