Released: 19th April 2012
The Lovely Few is a relatively new band, and this is their new EP The Orionids. It is the second instalment in the band’s project known as The Meteor Series. Unfortunately I don’t know what this series is, but I’m guessing it’s going to be a string of releases that offer a pretty atmospheric sound for us to all enjoy.
The Orionids EP is full of just that, great atmospheric sounds created which are crafted alongside the genres of electro, noise rock and post-punk, all blending together to form a set of four songs that help expand just how many paths The Lovely Few can take their sound.
The EP begins with Orion, a slow-paced opener that quickly introduces the listener to the ease The Lovely Few has with creating great atmospheric soundscapes. We are then treated to the quicker paced, heavier sounding Sci Fi Novels, a track that utilises the impact a well produced guitar riff can make in terms of track progression. Following on next is Try Again, The Lovely Few’s effort at creating an atmosphere using electronic instruments, before finally erupting into a gloriously catchy rock song with beautiful vocal and instrumentation melodies.
We close with Hunter, a piano based ballad that perfectly rounds off what has been a stellar listen. The Lovely Few have managed to reveal so many sides and elements to their sound in just four tracks, and have certainly won me over as a fan. You can stream The Orionids EP below, and download it for FREE here.