TRACK REVIEW: Charlie Thomas – Summers Like This EP | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Charlie Thomas’ new EP is a sudden departure from his arguably richer folk sound, where his velvety voice is a focal point. Always stands out as the most abstract and alluring of the tracks, and on this and Special Person the drum machine produces a beat that is unyieldingly sharp on the ear, but perhaps this is Thomas’ intention, and with its distorted vocals the release calls to mind the likes of Joy Division.

What’s missing are the truly catchy moments in the songs and lyrical matter, I am looking for a sideshift or an out-of-place word that wrenches the distortions into true weirdness. Right now they sound too clean to be entirely memorable. Hear the tracks performed at Disgraceland in Middlesborough on Friday 4th November and see for yourself.


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