Absolutely loved the previous EP from Barnsley’s The Salient Braves, featured on Beat Surrender in 2013 it was my favourite EP of that year, so when I spotted the band had a new EP entitled They Must Have Seen Me Coming I quickly snapped up a copy, and it another winner and come the end of the year I’m sure this EP will feature in my favourites of 2016..
The EP is available as a download or on a limited run 3″ CD single via Broken Down Records – all the proceeds from CD sales will go to CALM so not only do you get some great music you help out a fantastic charity working to raise awareness and support those affected by male suicide.
Included in the five track EP is a great cover of R.E.M.’s classic Losing My Religion – it was a cover that led me to discover the bands earlier EP as it included a version of one of my all time favourite tracks Waterloo Sunset.
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Salient Braves – Somewhere Sordid
Paul Orwell – Like I Did Before EP
Annie Dressner – East Twenties EP
Jeremiah Craig – The Commandeer EP
Gibson Bull – Skin & Bones EP
Lux Lisbon – The Get Some Scars EP
STACEY – S/T EP
Charlie Big Time – Sale or Return EP
Marika Hackman – Sugar Blind
Southern – S/T EP
A ramble through Bandcamp recently led me to The Salient Braves, what caught my ear initially was their cover of an all time favourite tune Waterloo Sunset then another click led me to the title track of the Barnsley bands new EP Something Sordid which is as good a indie-pop tune I’ve had the pleasure of listening to for some time with a perfect amalgam of lyrics with a punk edge, a killer rhythm and scruffy guitar it was swiftly added to my playlist, I’m Alright Now is another gem of song from the EP with a splash of trumpet in the mix for good measure it’s another earworm of a track, with two more originals from the pen of Matt Bailey and the Kinks cover it’s a must buy EP – really look forward to hearing more from these guys.
The Salient Braves are Matt Bailey (vocals, programming), Martin Roberts (guitars, keys, bass) , JC Toller (guitar), Paul Caton (guitar), April Farthing (trumpet) and Emma Johnson (vocals), Somewhere Sordid is out now and available at Dufflecoat Records