Two Bristol favourites join forces.
Despite their contrasting sounds, Celeste and Martin share a knack for crafting nifty drums and strange earworms, both of which flourish across the EP. The title track thunders out the blocks, perhaps a little too boisterously, only to quickly dip into a beatless tangle of hand percussion, whistles and sub-aquatic synths. It's hard to call this a melody exactly, but it's gripping, the kind of moment that'll jolt any dance floor. A proper melody, simple yet celestial, appears later, adding depth of feeling. "Alula" is a throb of shuffling drums, rippling synths and snaking hand percussion, except this time the kicks hit at a perfect volume. The best bit, though, is the rude and stringy bassline. "Pips" is different: breezier, less intense and slightly less good. The mood is nice and airy—Celeste's breathy vocals are a classy addition—but a little plodding compared to the busy swagger of the previous two. Even so, there's plenty to love.