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Newcastle five-piece Baker Island float on the poppier side of the North East’s music scene and the release of a cassette seems perfectly fitting for a band that has a very retro sound. The cassette is of their new EP, Four Days In The Life Of The Auto-Icon, a collection of semi-spontaneous songs, showing a side of the band with a gift for creating in the moment; leading to something very raw, fresh and exciting, and released on Monday 18th January.

Talented makers of lo-fi, fuzzy pop music; this four track collection is full of everything that makes this band such a wonderful listen. Off-kilter vocals, twinkly guitars and a simple but pulsating, bouncy rhythm section kick in through the first two tracks Write Home and Always, 1995. The quirky side of indie pop then gets a little quirkier, and it all gets edgier and just a smidgeon darker on the latter two tracks. A fuzzier, more low key vibe on Confessionary Ticket carries through for the twisted, psych influenced Allotment; which has a knowingly abstract and abrasive undercurrent, all carried off with an endearing charm evident throughout all four tracks.

Baker Island release their new cassette EP Four Days In The Life Of The Auto-Icon on Monday 18th January.

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