In the Post #19: exlovers – You Forget So Easily

By on Tuesday, 18th August 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

Exlovers (cover)We’re big fans, and alas, have wrote quite a bit about exlovers here at TGTF. We had a chat with the band back in January, and even brought you the quintet’s on-the-road escapades via their tour diary (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4). So, we were unsurprisingly excited this week when the band’s debut EP, You Forget So Easily, plopped through the letterbox. Produced by the demigod that is Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths), You Forget So Easily certainly looks set to propel exlovers that little more into the musical limelight.

The EP kicks off with title-track, ‘You Forget So Easily’, the intro of which sounds a tincey wincey bit like The Cure’s ‘Inbetween Days’. A sugary sweet song on the whole – ‘You Forget So Easily’ gallops along nicely with it’s boy-girl harmonies and speedy, upbeat acoustic rhythms. The pace is brought down a little, however, with track two, ‘New Years Day’ – a delicate number laden with beautifully fragile vocals.

‘Just A Silhouette’, the third track on the EP, is fan-pop-tastic. Chirpy and fun, the song is stiched together nicely by it’s tumbling indie guitars. Meanwhile, track four, ‘Incomplete’, notches the pace up to a whole new level. The song’s speedy tempo is a breath of fresh air amid the tamely-kept EP. The racing riffs, penetrating bass and brash drums are complimented nicely by the cute vocals layered prettily over the top.

The EP is ultimately wound down to a slower pace, however, with ‘The Moon Has Spoken’. Gentle vocals are sung over a folky-vibe acoustic, while exlovers showcase their beautiful hum-ing work midway through the song. A nice little track, ‘The Moon Has Spoken’ ends the entirely enjoyable ‘You Forget So Easily’ on an aptly dreamy note.

You Forget So Easily is released on the 14th of September via 10″ vinyl and download. Keep an eye out on the band’s MySpace page for ordering details.

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