STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 147395-21625 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Stephen Luff
This six-song EP sees Cardiff resident Phil take a change of direction with a lyrical focus on relationships. What have not changed are the songsmith's radio friendly tunes which have earned Phil airplay in the past. The opener "Imprisoned", with its drum beat start and vocal delivery, sounds like it was written for U2 or maybe the Killers, while "Ready" is great for radio with its '80s synth leaning and highly infectious lyrics, which after the second listen were firmly stuck in my head! The much darker "Devil Comes To Dance" however, is a more difficult listen with its bitter, pain laden lyrics mixed with the lone (almost) electric guitar backing. A mention must also go to Ben Haynes (Alison Grey, George Simpson) who was responsible for production. If you are looking for hook-driven songs with a slight '80s feel, look no further!
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