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Listening to the opening track on this EP from Durham’s Reservoirs you could be forgiven for expecting the remaining four songs to follow suit. However, the interesting collage of voices on Intro fade out giving way to more standard arrangements.

Pope Song mixes jazzy guitar riffs and a blaringly abrupt saxophone ending, while titular track Kids These Days is a shuffled country-style walk through nostalgia with a dual vocal that sounds effectively sweet and evocative. The duo of vocals continues in You And All Your Friends too, particularly strengthening the chorus and is the strongest song melodically for me.

The EP concludes with an acoustic version of track two, sounding like a stripped-back demo in places but bookends with the EP’s quieter opening.

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