TRACK REVIEW: The Dawdler – Tracing Spirals EP | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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It should come as absolutely no surprise, even to those who’re only slightly acquainted with The Dawdler, to find that Tracing Spirals is yet again another phenomenal and awe-inspiring transmission from a truly gifted artist.

Opener Never Go Far is a spectacular introduction to the EP’s gorgeous, sprawling sound, where multi-tracked harmonies and reverberating fingerpicked guitars weave around atmospheric soundscapes that perfectly conjure up a sense of place and depth that is perfectly befitting of the raw, profound lyricism that is so perfectly served by the vocals. It’s emotional, unflinchingly honest, and incredibly powerful, achieving in a mere four songs something that some artists take an entire career to express. Essential listening.

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