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Bursting open with Enough To Begin – a heavy, prog-infused polemic against fascism – you instantly know that Soever’s Hot Nights is not destined to disappoint.

Though only three songs long, each offers up a very different style, all fronted by the wispy, androgynous voice of Samuel Cornmell: following Enough To Begin (which alone ranges from complex hard rock to spaghetti Western-tinted riffs) comes the indie rocker The Ones You Love, inspired by 1973 French-Italian cult classic La Grande Bouffe. Contrasting with this depiction of the nightmarish and psychedelic is a much more chilled-out (though hardly more sober-sounding) Just Want Out, a gentle acoustic-centred song from Cornmell’s teenage years. You may struggle to find another three songs so simultaneously compelling and diverse; Hot Nights is a journey of its own.

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