The EP starts off with a slow piece ‘Ruby
‘ which lulls you in to a false sense of security which is shattered when the awesome ‘Bed Head
‘ hits your ears. This need to be played loud. It’s awash with heavy chords overlain by soaring vocals provided by Laura. ‘High Wire
‘ is similarly charged, but with Michael taking on some of the vocals.
The first single ‘Gloss
‘ is initially a much quieter track, but which builds with some majestic chord structures and layers. This is how their sound is evolving, according to Michael, into ‘a moodier, grunge-inflected shoegaze that feels a little more sullen, a little more raw and a little more focused’.
‘ rounds off the album for me (there is another track but it’s more filler, less killer for my tastes) which almost hits the same note as ‘Bed Head
‘ and leaves you wanting more.
It’s not clear whether Lazy Legs
are going to stay as a two-piece, with drum loops programmed by Michael, or recruit another drummer from the Portland scene. One thing is for sure is that once they have settled into their new surroundings and focused on some live work then they will deliver even more great things.
Keep an eye on this band in 2018.