Our last review of the year rests in the hands of Pylon Poets’ new EP Lucid Hallucinations. The question is will this EP be a gift to our ears or lost in the haze of the Christmas classics that flood the airwaves this time of year?
Pylon Poets stayed in Devon to make their record, working with Barnaby Ray at the Momentum Studios in Plymouth and mastered by Josiah J Manning. Known for their back catalogue of melodic synth layered songs combining themes of the modern world, pop culture, love, and political statements, this EP has a promise to delight us at the end of the year.
First track on the EP presents itself in the form of ‘Reverie', instantly it has a life of its own with momentous and dominating alternative rock elements, this is a true radio friendly record with catchy lyrics which you’ll be singing along to after a few listens.
Following on from ‘Reverie’ the track ‘Abandon’ has well earned its radio play on Planet Rock Radio and Emerging Rock Bands Radio, it has an intelligent flair which allows intrigue to wash over you whilst you enter the world of Pylon Poet, but there is a sense that they could of ripped apart this track at the end and pulled into a new level to make a smashing curtain draw to the song.
‘Breathe’ was the first single to be released in March and you can see why as it’s the best way to grab your attention to your new material, but the third track on this EP and it provides Pylon Poets an opportunity to show a different side of it’s identity with a dramatic and absorbing slower tempo record.
‘Rise and Call’ the last track on the record brings you back full circle, a true rock song pulling up the roots of the garden with a cracking texture of guitar attitude.
All in all, this EP won’t be lost in the background to the Christmas music during this sessional time of the year. Lucid Hallucinations is a great record that should create a buzz around it which will last well into the new year!
Written By Kess Anthony