Genre: indie rock, rock
Beautifully designed with a wax seal and limited to
1500 copies, Diastole's Escalade EP grabs your eye right
away. Fem-fronted indie rock might not be what you'd expect looking at
the whole package but that's what you get. And hey, it's as catchy as
hell. Opener "Small Measures" and its instantly infectious
chorus probably make for the best track on the disc, but that doesn't
relegate the rest to filler status by any means. "Hot House People"
could be a long-lost Letters To Cleo song, while pump-upper
"Little Things Die Fast" sends you for an automatic thrill. Meanwhile,
the record's second-best gem, "Leave Yourself Here," wraps you up in
its dark, oddly pretty atmosphere and compares showcases singer
Ellie Langley's beautiful vocals. Diastole, you owe the
world more songs. And pronto.
[Vitals: 4 tracks,
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