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Pastoral indie is probably one of the most underwhelming genre names of all time, in that it means no specific harm while it goes about its largely forgettable business in front of a light turquoise colour board. Thankfully Shamu’s Unwound EP offers a lot more depth and texture on an otherwise one-dimensional branch of the indie tree.

Heredity is all big chiming musical gifts while Reputation’s vocoder shouldn’t distract from its melodic peaks and whimsical introspections. Direction and Understanding are more traditionally arranged, nudging towards indie rock territory and round off a strong return from the Newcastle four-piece after 2020’s Use Your Voice album.

 

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